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Theodore Keith
Winston Salem - Theodore Randall "T.R" Keith, 36, died peacefully at his childhood home after a courageous battle with cancer.
T.R was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. on June 9, 1975 to Dr. Theodore Allen Keith and Mary Jane Keith. He attended Summit School, Woodberry Forest School and graduated from Sewanee University (University of the South) in 1998. T.R. excelled for 11 years in his management career with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He married his loving wife, Jennifer Ann Schraut Keith of St. Paul, MN on August 26, 2006. T.R lived his life with passion, determination, adventure and love. He was a member of Leadership Greenville, coached YMCA youth soccer teams and volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House. T.R was an exceptional event planner, bringing in creative speakers to work functions, organizing a Livestrong fundraiser and always hosting an annual Christmas party. He pushed himself to the limit while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and competing in a ½ Ironman. Other pastimes include skiing, kayaking, fly-fishing, running and biking.
He was a devoted husband and incredible father to his two young boys, Theodore "Everett" Keith and Grant Alexander Keith. T.R is also survived by his sister Stacy Keith Ritch, her husband Bill and their daughter Lilly of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister Melissa Keith Lewis, her husband Richard and their two girls May and Virginia of Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Memorial Service will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, on Friday, May 4, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. 658, Winston-Salem, NC, 27102, The Stewart Program Activities for Surgery/ Oncology: Melanoma Research , WFBMC Comprehensive Cancer Center, c/o Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC, 27157-1021, and the Livestrong organization, http://laf.livestrong.org/site/TR/Grassroots/Grassroots?pg=team&fr_id=1201&team_id=1908. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com


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Published in The Virginian-Pilot from May 2 to May 3, 2012.