John Keith Bandy
November 9, 1928-September 9, 2013
John Keith Bandy, age 84, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013, following a period of declining health. He was born on November 9, 1928 in Bellevue, Ohio. He married Annette Davis on August 24, 1958 and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 24th with family. Keith earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He was a Sergeant and Battalion Clerk in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 in Korea. Keith was sometimes called "Radar O'Reilly". Keith worked in Ohio and then moved to FCX, Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. in 1969. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FCX. Keith then worked as a General Manager of Commodities Trading at FCC Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa In semi-retirement, he did consulting work, real estate investment and traveled with his wife and family, the highlight being the family Christmas cruise in 2009. Keith was a brilliant, kind, and humble man who always put others before himself. He was a former President and faithful member of the Optimist Club, whose members enjoyed his quick wit and humor. Keith was on the vestry and a church leader since 1969 at St. Timothy's Episcopal. Keith is survived by his wife Annette, son Kent and his wife Jackie, daughter Sarah and son Bruce. He is also survived by Kent and Jackie's five children (Kyle, Keith, Kristina, Will, and Anne). The family thanks the doctors, nurses and therapists at Rex Hospital and Rex Rehab who gave Keith such loving care in his last days. Keith was looking forward to moving to his new home with the Lord in heaven. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. The Memorial Service will be held at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm. The family will receive guests in the parlor at St. Timothy's Church after the Memorial Service. The address for St. Timothy's Church is 4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, N.C, 27609.
Published in The News & Observer from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, 2013