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Mr. William "W.J." Wallace Keith

December 23, 1932 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Mr. William "W.J." Keith Obituary

Mr. William Wallace “W.J.” Keith, Jr., age 91, of Summerville, GA, died Sunday, December 24, 2023, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Keith was born December 23, 1932, in Valley Head, AL, son of the late William Wallace Keith, Sr. and Margaret Mae Dobbs Keith.  He was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed with General Electric for 25 years.

Mr. Keith began working at Riegel Textile in 1948.  He served in the United States Army from 1953-1956 in 75th Headquarters as a Corporal.  He then worked at General Electric where he retired in 1992.  Mr. Keith was ordained as a Deacon at Ridgeway Baptist Church in 1963, and had also served as a Deacon at Dry Valley Baptist Church, Corinth Baptist Church, and New Bethel Baptist Church.  He also taught Adult Sunday School Classes for many years.  He was a talented musician and sang in church with his wife, Odella, and with their children.

Mr. Keith was a faithful and devoted servant to the Lord.  His testimony and dedication to the Lord’s service touched many lives.  He was greatly loved and respected, not only by his family, but also by many others whose lives he touched.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Keith was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Odella Mae Tucker Keith; son, Travis Keith; brothers, Clyde Keith, Glen Earl Keith, Boyce Keith, Seldon Keith, Billy Jack Keith, Melvin Keith, and Roger Keith; a sister, Virginia Keith Cordle; and grandsons, Daniel Keith and Rhyan Keith.

Survivors include his sons, Steve (Annette) Keith, Kelley (Dianne) Keith; daughter, Janet (David) Reece; daughter-in-law, Cindy Keith; a brother, Troy Keith; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 30, 2023, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marty McRae and his son, Bro. Steve Keith officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Joseph Keith, Joshua Keith, Warren Reece, Peter Reece, Blake Hughes, and Maverick Powell.

Mr. Keith will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service on Saturday.

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December 30, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Mason Funeral Home GA
320 Hwy. 48
Summerville, GA 30747

Funeral Service
December 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Mason Funeral Home GA
320 Hwy. 48
Summerville, GA 30747

Interment following funeral service
December 30, 2023

Greenhills Memory Gardens
290 Greenhills Memory Gardens Road
Summerville, GA 30747


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