|Edward L. Keith, Sr., age 80 of Galesburg, Illinois died at 9:10 A.M. on Friday, December 7, 2012 at his residence in Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born on August 24, 1932 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Winfred and Etta Wilson Keith. He attended Galesburg Schools. He married Sharon M. Fowler on August 25, 1990 in Galesburg, Illinois. She survives of Galesburg, Illinois.
Surviving are his children: Edward L. and Penny Keith, Jr., of Galesburg, Illinois, and Paula C. Keith of Galesburg, Illinois. Eleven grandchildren: Edward (Danielle) Keith, III; Shantell (Michael) Henderson; Colton (Sierra Pierce) Keith; Erica (Nich Friend) Brown; Shelby Keith; Mandy (Josh) Lange; Mindy Hubbard; John (Jamilah Lucero-Kopejtka) Keith; Edwin (Katonia) Marrow; Corey Morrow; and Kimberlynn Keith. Twenty-five Great Grandchildren. Two sisters: Ruby Kelley of Cameron and Nora (Harold) Colwell of Cameron, Illinois. ManyNieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters, one son, John Keith; one daughter, Linda Keith; two grandsons, Joshua Keith and Mike Harper; one great grandson, Hunter Keith; three nephews and two nieces.
He worked and retired from Koppers, Inc. of Galesburg, Illinois as a forklift operator.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Rodney Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Memorials may be sent to the Family. Interment will be at the Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Illinois. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com