Obituary for Cecil Franklin Keith, Sr.

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Cecil Franklin Keith, Sr., age 86 of Dublin passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023. Born December 31, 1936 in Floyd, Virginia he was the son of the late James H. Keith & Lila Mae Wilson Keith.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Stone Keith, daughter Susie Mae Cook, stepsons, Daniel M. Lee, John T. Pross, brothers and sisters, Russell T. Keith, James H. Keith, Jr., Ronnie Keith, Coy A. Keith, Fred Quinton Keith, Dorothy L. Bowles, Susie Mae Keith, Mary Sue Terry.

Cecil was retired from the United States Navy, having served 22 years for his country.

He is survived by his 


Robin L. Griffin – Dublin

Janice L. Dalton – Dublin

Patty A. Barnes – Dublin

Cecil F. Keith, Jr. – Dublin



Vera F. (Steven) Groves – Chesapeake, VA

Paul P. Pross – Beckley, WV

Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Chaplain Bobby Ward officiating. Interment will follow at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Friday at the funeral home.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.