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Rev. Donald Keith, Sr.

The Apalach Times
The Apalach Times

The Rev. Donald Vern Keith, Sr., 89, formerly of Apalachicola, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Tallahassee.

Donald is preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth.

He is survived by his second wife Betty Richards Keith; children Donald Keith Jr. (Donna), Michael Keith (Jeanette), Beth Shields (Van), Roy Keith, Lee Keith (Reese), Becky Smith, Lorra Richards, and Mechelle Morgan (Scott).

There are 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Mirabella, of Carrabelle; and stepmother, Louise Keith, of Wewahitchka.

Funeral services were Monday morning, July 6, at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola, with a graveside service preceded by the viewing.

Donald was a retired chemist from The St. Joe Paper Company, where he worked most of his adult life. He was also a member of the Army and National Guard. He was a master woodworker, and author of 16 books on the subject which he loved the most, Christ Jesus.

Independent Funeral Home is handling arrangements.