BELMONT - Raymond Robert Keepes, 87, husband of the late Cherry Alice Knoerr Keepes, passed away Jan. 5, 2013, in Dallas, N.C.
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Born in Wabash County, Ill., he was the son of the late Edward and Mayme Wahler Keepes.
Mr. Keepes was an active member of the Knights of Columbus for many years and was also an avid golfer.
Survivors include three children, Steve Keepes (Brenda) of Belmont, Dan Keepes (Nancy) of Gastonia and Ron Keepes (Karen) of Troy, Ill.; a brother, Richard Keepes of Mt. Carmel, Ill; grandchildren, Steve, Sheila, Chris, Melinda, Matthew, Michael, Andrea and Alaine; nine great-grandchildren and his very special friend, Louella Thomas.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie Keepes, a son, Andrew Keepes, and a grandson, Robert Keepes.
Donations may be sent to Gaston County Hospice of North Carolina in lieu of flowers.
Funeral services and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Illinois.
Online condolences may be sent at www.forestlawnwest.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 9, 2013