Henry Keith was born July 28, 1937 at home in Collinsville, Oklahoma. He died
at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa on June 11, 2005.
Raymond graduated from
Collinsville High School in 1954. He married his high school sweetheart, Willa
Dean Tucker on September 1, 1956. Raymond was a journeyman pipe fitter for
40 years, initiated into Local Union 205 of the United Association of Plumbers
and Pipe Fitters in 1959. He was a proud member of the association serving
as Business Agent, Business Manager and Apprenticeship Program Instructor
and Training Coordinator during his career.
Raymond is survived by
his wife of 48 years, Willa Keith; daughter, Cari Lousch and her husband Joe
of Pond Creek; son, Kelly Keith and his wife Reggie of Oologah; mother, Cora
Udilla Keith of Collinsville; four grandchildren, Casey and Justin Lousch
and Cheyanne and Chance Keith. He is also survived by sister, Carolyn Smith
and husband Gene, brother, Felix Keith and wife Peggy, all of Collinsville,
a brother-in-law, Jim Goodfellow of Reno, Nevada, and many other family members
Raymond was preceded in death by son Raymond Henry Keith, Jr. (Jeep), father
Raymond Morrow Keith, and sister, Jean Keith Goodfellow.
Memorial services were
held Wednesday June 15, 2005 at Collinsville Church of the Nazarene, 12th
and Broadway, with burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville.
Willa and all members
of the Keith family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks
for the many cards, gifts and visits received from friends, acquaintances,
and family during this time remembrance.