Ernest Edward Keith, age 83 of Lake City, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012. He was born March 30, 1929 in Varna, Illinois to Cortis Everett and Maggie Melissa Embry Keith. Ernest served our country in the United States Air Force in both Korea and Vietnam. He retired as Master Sergeant. He was an avid car enthusiast.
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He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marian and his two sons, Ernest, Jr. and Eric Keith.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Korson Keith of Lake City, FL; son, Shawn Keith of Alachua, FL, daughter, Kathleen "Kathy" Keith of Gainesville, FL and step son, Robert Korson, of Gainesville, FL; sisters, Betty Lemke of AZ and Elsie Keith of Louisville, KY; brothers, Emmitt Keith and Chester Keith of Louisville, KY and Ray Keith of Evansville, IN; 9 grandchildren, Kevin, Karson, Chris, Robbie, Jeffrey, Megan, Rachel, Kylee and Stacee and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street, with Rev. Loyal Frisbie-Knudsen officiating. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with military honors. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, Fl 32606.
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Published in Lake City Reporter on Apr. 25, 2012