Keith, Harold Franklin "Slick" (Ringgold)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Harold Franklin “Slick” Keith, 78, of Ringgold, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.  He was born Sept. 4, 1939 to the late James Albert and Jimmie Lou Keith.  Slick was a resident of Catoosa County for the last 55 years.  He attended Rossville high school and was a graduate of Nashville Auction School.  He was a member of Grace Works Church and formerly Christ United Methodist Church.  “Slick”, as he was affectionately known, worked at BASF Corporation before establishing Cloud Springs Feed and Supply, which was operated as a successful business with his son Brian for 32 years.  All his customers were special. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and Southeastern Conference fan.  He enjoyed watching the UTC Mocs, hunting, fishing and racing, along with his admiration and love for all animals.  Along with Judy O’Neal he and she started the first “Stockings Full of Love” for underprivileged children and is one of the most successful fundraisers in Catoosa County, now headed up by the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department.  Slick had a big heart when it came to unfortunate children and was very proud to see what this fundraiser has become to families in our area.

Survivors are his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn Shrader Keith; daughter, Terri (Pat) Castleberry, Ringgold; son, Brian Keith (Jeannie Davis), Rossville; brother, Les (Alma) Keith, Signal Mountain; granddaughter, Lauren Castleberry, Johnson City, and Krista Keith, Chattanooga; and niece and several nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Grady Cooper.  Interment will be in Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Make a Wish Foundation in honor of his granddaughter Krista Faith Keith, a survivor of a liver transplant at 14 months.

Special thanks to Dr. Kirsh Bahadra and Dr. Hisham F. Quatob, Lung Associates of Chattanooga, Dr. Stanley Ireland TCFPA Family Medical Center and Hospice of Chattanooga.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, 4-8 p.m., and Friday, noon-2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.


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