Mr. William Boyce Keith, Sr., age 86 of LaFayette, GA died Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Parkridge East Hospital.
Mr. Keith was born November 4, 1930, in Fort Payne, AL, son of the late William Wallace and Margaret Dobbs Keith. He was a deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Ridgeway Baptist Church for many years, and was well known for his knowledge and teaching of the Bible, especially the Book of Revelations. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a supervisor with Barwick. Mr. Keith was also a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal as well as the Purple Heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mann Keith; brothers, Clyde Keith, Glenn Earl Keith, Seldon Keith, Billy Jack Keith, and Melvin Keith; and a sister, Virginia Cordle.
Mr. Keith is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William Boyce Jr. and Jane Keith; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Leshia and Darrell Rhudy, Sherry Lynette and John Lawrence; brothers, W. J. Keith, Troy Keith, and Roger Keith; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Mr. Keith will be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from the Ridgeway Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Smith and Rev. Robert Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgeway Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren.
Mr. Keith will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, February 27, 2017. He will also be in state at Ridgeway Baptist Church from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service on Tuesday.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. William Boyce Keith, Sr. who died on Sunday. To share your condolences with the family online, please visit our website at www.masonfuneralhome.com.