In lieu of flowers memorial donations made be made to help the family with expenses.
Jacob Jeffrey Keith, age 42, of Willard, MO, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Jeffrey was born on February 23, 1970, in El Dorado Springs, MO, to Bobby Gene and Wanda Shirley (Shaw) Keith.
As a child, Jeffrey had a great imagination. He loved his inside joke to the Batman theme, “Duder, Duder, Duder, Duder- Fat Man!” He was always into trouble and had so much good, clean fun. He attended school in El Dorado Springs. For the past year Jeffrey was working as a diesel mechanic for T-Haul Trailiner in Springfield, MO, where he was known as the “shop ape.”
Jeffrey lived his life, went with the flow, didn’t let things bother him, and was always happy. He had a loving heart and always tried to cheer you up when you felt bad. He was always smiling and laughing, trying to find the best in everything. He’d always say “Keep your head up. Never look down.”
He loved his family so much and all of his family loved him. His work family also made him very happy. He especially loved his mama and being with the kids. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, hunting, and most of all being with family.
Preceding Jeffrey in death were his parents Bobby and Wanda Keith.
Survivors include his daughter Hanna Keith of Willard, MO; his companion Sheryl Reed of Willard, MO; four step-children: Dalton White, Tyler White, John Reed, and Amy Powrie; one brother, Bobby Lee Keith of El Dorado Springs, MO; two sisters: Rhonda Diamond of El Dorado Springs, MO and Sharron Ford of Warsaw, MO; six grandchildren; and many other family and friends.
Funeral services for Jeffrey Keith were held on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment followed at White Hall Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Travis Keith, Jared Keith, Kelby Keith, Kelly Keith, Bobby Shaw and Kelly Rice. Honorary pallbearers were David Pinkman, Jimmy Keith, Donnie Keith, Jr. and Ronnie Ford.