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Roy Keith

Roy Keith

Thursday, July 8th, 1943 Saturday, July 25th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Roy Armond "Red" Keith

Mr. Roy Armond "Red" Keith, age 77, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 8, 1943 in Allensville, Indiana. He was the son of the late James Wilford and Avis O. (Chase) Keith. Red was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School. Roy was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana for a few years. Red was inducted into the United States Army on February 2, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky. He received the Marksman (Rifle), National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Roy returned from overseas and was transferred to the United States Army Reserves on January 20, 1967 at Fort Hamilton, New York. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on February 1, 1971. Roy was united in marriage on August 26, 1978 in Vevay, Indiana to Barbara Jean Darbro. This happy union was blessed with a son Derrick. Red and Barbara shared nearly 42 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed in 1967 for Reliance Electric in Madison, Indiana, retiring in 2005 after 38 years of service. He was a former member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Red enjoyed listening to country music, being outdoors, fishing, playing solitaire and visiting with his family. Roy passed away at 9:06 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Roy will be missed by his loving wife, Barbara Jean (Darbro) Keith of Vevay, IN; his son, Derrick Keith of Vevay, IN; his sister, Sarah M. McCreary of Allensville, IN; his brother, Jonas Keith of Milan, IN; his sisters-in-law, Martha Keith of Center Square, IN and Ruth Ann Keith of Dillsboro, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilford and Avis O. (Chase) Keith; his brothers, Denver, Albert Wayne, Hubert Welsey, Kirby, Paul Dean, Clifford, Leon, Wilford "Junior" and Larry Keith, his sisters, Juanita Koons and Hazel Knaus and his infant brother and infant sister.

Due to COVID-19 and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing. Friends may call 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Due to COVID-19 and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Bro. Anthony Wilks at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street. Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home
    208 Ferry Street
    VEVAY, IN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, July 31st, 2020
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home
    208 Ferry Street
    VEVAY, IN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, July 31st, 2020
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Bro. Anthony Wilks
  • Interment

    New Liberty Cemetery
    Highway 250
    EAST ENTERPRISE, IN
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Bob Keith

Sorry to hear about Roy. Great fellow. My condolences.
Comment | Posted at 04:14am via Condolence
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Bob & Carole Ann Swinney

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Comment | Posted at 04:25pm via Condolence
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Barbara Althoff Dowdy

Barbara and Derrick, I am so very sorry to read of Red’s passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara Althoff Dowdy
Posted at 07:31pm
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Jessica Sumblin

Prayers to Barbara Jean and Derrick
Comment | Posted at 03:15pm via Condolence
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