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Billy Ellis Keith, 90

Family to receive friends Rupp Funeral Home Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Email Details 6054 Pryor Ave St. Joseph, Missouri 64504

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 11:53 AM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 1:42 PM

Billy Ellis Keith 90, of Faucett, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his home. He was born May 7, 1927 in Wellington, MO, son of the late Gladys and Alpha Keith. He served in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a supervisor at the Buchanan County Western District Road Department, retired from Dugdale Meat Packing at its closing, and he also Farmed. He enjoyed fishing, going to the sale barn, raising cattle and helping neighbors with their cattle, raising tobacco, gardening. He also enjoyed fish fry's, having coffee at the Farris Truck Stop, and shooting the bull. He was a people person who enjoyed helping others, and he will be missed by his family and friends. Billy was a member of Faucett Betterman Club and the Wallace Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clarence, Buddy, and Kenneth Keith. Survivors include, wife, Barbara Ann Keith of the home, daughters, Chris (Lonnie) Davis, St. Joseph, MO, Debby Catron, LaBelle, MO, and Deena Weyer of St. Joseph, son, Bobby (Teresa) Keith, Cameron, MO, 10 grandchildren: Crystal, Anthony, Steven, Dennis, Aleesha, Darrin, Brittany, Melissa, Ashley, and Tyler, 13 great grandchildren, brother, Walter (Sandra) Keith, Atlanta, GA, sisters, Frances "Fannie" (Bob) Boyer, Twila "Sissy" Sauter, and Shirley Wilson, sister in law, Lois Keith, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services: 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Rupp Funeral Home, Pastor Larry Arnold officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Wallace Christian Church. Online condolence and obituary at

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