Keith B. Werninck
1937 - 2020
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Keith B. Werninck
Keith Bloom Werninck of St. Augustine, Florida passed away on November 15th, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Born on August 18, 1937 in Freeville, New York, he moved to St. Augustine, FL as a young man after helping his father build a home on Anastasia Island. He served in the United States Navy for 2 years before joining the Army National Guard. Keith opened L. Werninck and Son in St. Augustine, FL in 1964. He had many faithful and loyal employees over the 56 years he owned and operated the lumber yard.
Keith was an active member of the community, serving on the board of the Builders Association of St. John's County and the First Union Bank.
He was a member of the St. Augustine Jaycees and was involved in many local and national charities. Some of Keith's favorite charities were the Mt. Dora Children's Home, The Boys Scouts, Red Wagon and the Boys Ranch.
His favorite charities involved helping children and the local community. The charity closest to his heart was the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was instrumental in the development of the annual St. Jude's fundraiser in St. Augustine, started in 2013.
Keith was an avid fisherman and won many trophies and awards for his love of fishing. He was on the board of the Marlin Club and a member of the Camachee Cove Yacht Club. He made lifelong friends from his love of fishing. Keith was a member of the St Augustine Church of Christ.
Keith is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Connie Kay Werninck, and three wonderful children; Keith Scott Werninck (Tammy), Tracey Werninck, and Steven Werninck (Natalia), all from St. Augustine, Fl. He was a loving grandfather to Clayton, Sara, Alexander, Zachery, Adam, Kayla-Ann, and Elizabeth (Lizzie). Keith has 2 surviving brothers, Kirby Werninck of Columbia, South Carolina and Lionel Werninck of Horseheads, New York, as well as several nieces, nephews, and one great grandson.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lionel and Ella Werninck, son Randy Werninck and daughter Kaysie Werninck.
A memorial service is planned for 2:00pm on Saturday, November 28th at the St. Augustine Church of Christ, 2900 Lewis Speedway. In lieu of flowers, please send any memorial contributions to the St. Jude's Children Hospital or the St. Augustine Church of Christ.

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Published in St. Augustine Record from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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December 2, 2020
Keith was an enormous influence to me during his time on the First Union Bank, St. Augustine Advisory Board. He was kind, generous, understanding and always willing to offer a smile. We had many chuckles about the building industry. Especially when Jon and I were building our house on our own. When he stopped by the bank he would always check in to see what skill I had recently learned. Such as learning to run plumbing, hanging drywall & insulation or laying shingles for the roof. We had some good laughs. RIP, Mr. Keith. Your job was well done on this earth. Now it's time to rest in God's arms. Sincerely, LaRae & Jon Long
LaRae Long
November 27, 2020
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Clayton Acosta
November 26, 2020
Dear Connie and Family;
We haven't known Keith very long, but what we did know of him was a very kind and wonderful man. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family.
Paul and Judith.
Paul R. Shaar
November 25, 2020
Connie and Family
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Jody Hough
November 25, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Valarie Gilbert
November 22, 2020
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Christine Chapman
November 21, 2020
My love and prayers to you & your family. God bless all.
Brenda Ashton
November 20, 2020
To Connie and family, I have memories of you and Keith that go 40 years or more. Keith always had a friendly smile on his face. You have my sincere sympathy.
Tom Rivers
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