Ernest Glenwood Keith

Ernest Glenwood Keith

Ernest Glenwood Keith, known to most as “Jack,” passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his residence. He was 87.

He was born May 14, 1931 in Redmondville, the son of the late Thurber and Leona (Hartley) Keith and late stepmother, Sylvia Keith.

On Sept. 5, 1955, he was united in marriage to Bertia Faye Lowe, who preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 2017.  To this union four children were born, Valerie Price and Rick Keith, who both preceded him in death. Sheila Davis and husband, Kerry of Belleview,  and Anthony Keith and wife, Deanna of Iron Mountain Lake.

Jack is survived by his brother, Raymond Keith of Viburnum; his sister, Linda Civey of Caledonia; six grandchildren, Jennifer Lessley, Lana Hicks, Jeremy Keith, Nicole Keith, Sarah Phelps, and Cody Davis; 12 great-grandchildren, Zach Lessley, Dakota Lessley, Kasie Hicks, Lacie Hicks, Madalynn Todd, Madeline Keith, Jack Keith, Ivan Keith, Jace Wethy, Zayden Rawson, Caden Davis, and Matthew Davis; two great-great-grandchildren, Eva Holland-Lessley and Piper Lessley.

Also surviving are his son-in-law, Lester Price and wife Cathy of Middlebrook; his daughter-in-law, Doris Keith of Salem; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, daughter and son, Jack was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleo “Dick” Keith and Howard Keith; and two great grandchildren, Jairus Lunsford and Jolene Wethy.

Jack was a Mason and belonged to Tyro Lodge #12 in Caledonia.  Several years ago he received his 50-year pin. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Jack attended Crossroads House of Prayer Church.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 1  p.m. from Crossroads House of Prayer Church in Belleview, with Pastor Scott Jones officiating.  Visitation was on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 4 p.m.– 7 p.m. at Bryson Funeral Home.  Interment was in Keith Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Keith Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made to the family at