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Wilbur Eugene Keith passed quitely in his home on February 16, 2017 at the age of 88.
He was born on April 16, 1928 in Wayne County, Ky. to the late
Syrene and Mossy (New) Keith.
He sailed on the ore boats on the Great Lakes starting at the age of 16. At 18, he volunteered for the U.S. Army and served seven plus years where he was a medic in Korea, achieved the rank of Corporal and received the Silver Star for Valor in combat.
He was united in marriage to Etta Lee Baker in 1954.
He accepted Jesus as his Savior in 1956 and most of their happy life was lived in Kipton.
This loving union produced three daughters—Theresa Lee Keith, Donna (JC) Cassetta, Kathy (Mark) Mahar; three grandsons—John Cassetta, Chase Mahar and Logan Mahar; granddaughter—Amber Mahar Ryan.
He was a loving husband, dad and grandpa who enjoyed going on
vacations with his famiy every year.
He was a 50 plus year member of the the I.B.E.W. Union. He worked construction Electric for Atlas Electric and was superintendent of the electric department/head lineman in Grafton for 20 plus years.
In the Village of Kipton, he served as Village Council member and later as the Village Street Commissioner.
He was always happy to help and serve his family, friends and
community.
After retirement he was known by many as the "Dollar Man" at the auctions he liked to attend. He and his wife sold their treasures at the Green Acres Flea Market in the summers.
He also enjoyed climbing and cutting down trees all his life until the age of 70 when he retired his chainsaw as well.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter—Theresa Lee Keith; and sister—Aileen Kelley.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 20, 2017 with Bro. Chuck Livermore and pastor Arnie Feglar officiating.
Published on February 28, 2017
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