George Keith


George Aaron Keith, 81, of Cleveland, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Tuesday morning, Sept. 10, 2019.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, to the late Claude M. Keith and Verta Million Keith. 

He was of the Baptist faith and retired from TVA as a civil engineer. He loved hunting, fishing and any outdoor activities. But most of all he enjoyed anytime that he could spend with this grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, along with socializing with old friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nelda Keith Wilhoit; brothers: Donald Keith and Lowell Keith; and brothers-in-law: Hugh Wilhoit and Don Whaley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Augustine Rice Keith; daughter, Kim Keith Campbell; son, Scott Berton Keith (Ashley); three grandsons: Aaron Blake Cantrell, Luke Aaron Keith and Jake Morgan Keith; two great-grandchildren: Brooklynn Cantrell and Jagger Cantrell; two sisters: Faye Keith Whaley and Nancy Keith Roberts (Daniel); two brothers: Glenn Keith and Dale Keith; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Also, the family would like to express its appreciation to George’s special nurses: Eva, Dorothy and Diane.

The Celebration of George’s Life will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2415 Georgetown Road N.W., with the Rev. Thomas Hindman officiating. 

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.

You are encouraged to share a memory of George, and/or your personal condolences with his family, by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at


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