Leo Keith



Mooreville - Leo Keith, 95, went to be with his Lord and Savior on 12/31/2017. He passed away after the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s in the loving care of his daughter and son-in-law at their residence in Baldwyn, MS. He was born February 28, 1922, to Thomas Sylvester Keith and Frankie McCraw Keith in Lee County MS. He proudly served in World War II in the 898th Air Engineer Squadron. He married the love of his life, Lenaree Loftin Keith in 1949. He retired from Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile, AL in 1966 and moved back to MS. He lived with his family in the Mooreville, Skyline, and Eggville communities and was a member of the Eggville Freewill Baptist Church. He later worked at Mooreville High School and retired from Lee County Schools in 1990. He enjoyed wood working, carpentry and spending time with his family.

Please join the family for a service celebrating his life, with military honors, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Eggville Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two children, Barbara Robbins (B.J.) of Baldwyn, MS and Kenneth Keith (Carolyn) of Murfreesboro, TN.; 4 grandchildren, Gary Brian Martin (Leslie), Karen Wallace (Roy), Sandy Long, Vicki Duke (Toby); 5 great-grandchildren, Amber Martin, Hunter Martin, Brianna Martin, Joshua Houston and Brittany Hankins; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Makinley and Maci ; 2 brothers, Gilbert Keith (Estelle) and Grady Keith (Josie); 3 step grandchildren, Joey Robbins (Vanessa), Tammy Walton (Jessie), Melissa Carlton and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lenaree Loftin Keith; four brothers, Herman Keith, Leon Keith, Cleo Keith and Vernon Keith; and two sisters, Velma Roberts and Stella Mae Knight.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.