He was born Aug. 30, 1936, in Huntington, Ind., to Dale H. and Wilma Maxine (Hite) Keith.
He grew up in Huntington, graduated in 1955 from Huntington High School and attended Purdue University. He lived in Marion for 30 years before moving to the Elkhart area in 1986 and then to Kosciusko County in 1998. On June 20, 1998, in Clearwater, Fla., he married Sally Irene (Weyler) Constantinou who survives. He retired 1999 from Lochmandy Motors in Elkhart and was formerly employed at Matthews Buick in Marion, Ind., for 29 years.
He was a member of the North Webster United Methodist Church and the Barbee Lake Property Owners Association. He was a former member of the Jaycees of Marion where he was a Triple E and the Lakeland Kiwanis in North Webster, Ind.
He is survived by his wife: Sally Keith, Warsaw; two daughters: Kim (John) Marshall, Marion; and Brenda (Jeff) Dean, Southport, Ind.; two sons: Todd (Linda) Keith, Marion; and Brian (Tammy) Keith, Brownsburg, Ind.; a stepdaughter: Athena (Philip) Gray, Dunedin, Fla.; a stepson: Mick (Shannon) Constantinou, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and a sister: Bonnie (Jack) Conrad, Show Low, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at United Methodist Church, 7822 E. Epworth Forest Rd., North Webster. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. in the church with Pastor David Smitley of the church officiating. Private burial will be in the Gardens of Memory in Marion.
Memorial bequest may be given to North Webster United Methodist Church, 7822 E. Epworth Forest Road, North Webster, IN 46555 or Barbee Lake Property Owners Association, P.O. Box 175, North Webster, IN 46555. Envelopes will be available at the church.