Paul Keys, 90, of Nederland, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on June 27, 1923, in Kinder, Louisiana, to Eugenia LaFosse Keys and Alfred Keys, and had been a resident of Nederland for sixty-eight years. Paul was a United States Army Air Corps veteran, having served in World War II; and was a retired painter with Texaco after thirty-eight years of employment. He is survived by his sons, Paul G. Keys and his wife, Cindy, of Nederland and James B. Collins and his wife, Jamie, of Mandeville, Louisiana; fourteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Paul is preceded in death by his wife of forty-four years, Dolly Keys; son, Ted Collins; five sisters; and six brothers. A gathering of Mr. Keys' family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, under the direction of Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Memorial contributions may be made to
, 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 11, 2014