Keith, Myrtie "Skip" F., Jr. (Cleveland)

Monday, December 4, 2017
Myrtie Keith
Myrtie Keith

Myrtie (Skip) F. Keith Jr., 54, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 29 while working.

Myrtie was born Sept. 4, 1963 to Myrtie F. and Rose M. Keith in Ogdensburg, NY.

Myrtie is survived by his wife of 38 years, Tammy (Smaciak) Keith of Cleveland, two sons, Myrtie F. Keith III (Tabitha) of Somerset, Ky., Christopher Keith, Cleveland; three granddaughters, Katie and Emma Keith of Somerset, Ky., Jeanette Contraras of Cleveland. Myrtie is also survived by two sisters, Diane Keith of Trenton, Susan (Donald) Baxter of Ogdensburg, NY; five brothers, Brian Keith of Whitwell, William (April) Keith of Ringgold, Michael Keith of Cleveland, Walt (Stella) Keith of Benton, Tn., Roger Keith of Ogdensburg, NY. Myrtie was also survived by his very best friend Gary Webb, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Myrtie was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtie F. Keith, Sr., and Rose M. Lafave, nephew, James Keith, and a great-nephew, Kamryn Dishaw.

Myrtie was a diesel mechanic. He had owned his own diesel repair shop for many years.

Myrtie enjoyed spending time with his family, his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home parlor.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Rick Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in the Tasso Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you give a donation to the American Heart Association or the Forgotten Child Fund.

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Keith family with these arrangements.

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