WEBB, KEEFER DAKOTA, 20 went home to his Lord Friday March 21, 2014, after struggling with a medical condition for nearly four years.
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A sports enthusiast, Keefer had played soccer and football with local YMCA teams, his elementary school, Gutermuth, and had supported Doss High School Football where he had attended high school. Keefer was a member of Hillview Baptist Church where his grandmother Donna was a loyal member. He was an accomplished mountain and motorbike rider often enjoying the motorbike paths of Southwest Jefferson County. His special love was a white late model GT Mustang which he loved and which his "adopted grandfather" had planned to give him when reached the age of 21.
Keefer's tragic death reflected the very difficult events he experienced within the last few years. He had suffered the loss of his favorite Uncle Ricky who had died of a drug overdose. Soon thereafter, he constantly ached over the loss of his sweet 13 year old sister, Raven, who was killed in a terrible car accident. In that accident, his brother Chase nearly lost his own life, yet survived after a lengthy coma. Even though many in the Southwest Jefferson County area supported the family during this tragedy, Keefer's loss of his sister weighed heavily on his mind and this remained with him until his death.
In his final note to his dad, Keefer wrote: "Dad, I love you. Thank you for everything you have done for me; even if you think I didn't appreciate it, I did very much. I just can't take this life anymore! Please tell mom, Alhey (his sister) and Chase (his brother) I love them." Finally, Keefer asked his dad and his grandmother Donna to "......take care of my Bella!" his black puppy he loved so much. Just prior to his death, Keefer had called his adopted grandfather Higdon to ask him to be sure to remember "I do appreciate all you have done for me." Keefer will be missed by his parents, Buddy and Rita Webb, his little sister Alhey, his brother Chase, his grandmothers Dorene Hard and Donna Etherton, many nieces and nephews, his "adopted grandfather" and friend, Keith Higdon and hundreds of boys and girls in Southwest Jefferson County.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Visitation : 2 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road. Cremation will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the funeral home in c/o of the family.
JB Ratterman & Sons - Grand Chapels
4832 Cane Run Road
Louisville, KY 40216
Published in The Courier-Journal on Mar. 26, 2014