Joe Keith

Hamilton County

Joe James Keith, 98, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was a very active member and usher at Temple Baptist Church for more than 50 years. He had worked at Keith Grocery store on Rossville Boulevard at a very young age, as well as Combustion Engineering, before retiring from Goodlets Food Market in 1984 after many years of service. He also enjoyed gardening and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all that knew him.He was preceded in death by his parents; eight sisters; three brothers and his wife, Eva Lee Keith.Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and (Bob) McCoy, of Rossville, and Ann and (Jerry) Poe, of Spring City, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and (Judy) Keith, of Ringgold, Ga.; six grandchildren and spouses, Robbie and (Kim) McCoy, Michael and (Priscilla) Poe, Kim and (Barry) Avery, Leslie and (Randy) Deits, Kevin and (Cassie) Keith and Tim and (Jennie) Keith; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Pastor Shad Smith and Associate Pastor Scott Young officiating.Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 3204 Clio Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37407 423-622-1913.Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.comArrangements by W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.

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