James Steve Keith, 88 of Sidney, Ohio, died peacefully at 6:50 Wednesday morning, December 11, 2019. He was born on August 20, 1931 in Whitley City, KY to Edmund and Myrtle (Davis) Keith. He married Anna Lee (Wilson) Keith on February 4, 1955.
Surviving children are Jeffery Keith, Gary (Danita) Keith, Timothy Keith and Kimberly (Roger) Brogdon. A daughter Cheryl Weinstock preceded him in death. Surviving grandchildren are Misty Stapleton, Joseph (Patty) Keith, James (Jamie) Keith, Nikki Keith (Derrick) Mayo. Danielle (Brogdon) Greene, Derek (Allison) Brogdon, Brad Keith, Craig (Kristen) Keith, Frank Gutierrez, Juan Gutierrez, Resa Gutierrez (Kevin) Tufts, Shannon (Amanda) Keith, and Shea Keith (Steve) Thomas. Also surviving are twenty-eight great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Two great grandchildren preceded him in death. Surviving sisters Wilena (Merle) Shaffer and Lenora Goins. One sister Dorothy Campbell and two brothers, Lowell Keith and Clyde Keith preceded him in death.
James was honored to serve in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Italy. He was employed by Copeland Corporation for 43 years. He enjoyed fishing, nature, and long scenic drives. He was a member of Northtowne Church of God in Sidney, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 11:30a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 16, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, Ohio. Pastor Tim Bartee will officiate the funeral service following the visitation. Full military honors will be provided by Sidney American Legion Post 217 at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed online at theadamsfuneralhome.com.
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