​James Foster “Jimmy” Keith II



James Foster “Jimmy” Keith II, 66, of Wake Forest passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, with his family by his side. He was the son of the late James F. Keith and Marjorie A. Keith. Jimmy was owner of Keith's Store on Keith's Store Rd in Wake Forest for 47 years where he became good friends with an untold number of people. He graduated in 1968 from Wake Forest High School with a Baseball Scholarship (Pitcher). He served six years in the North Carolina National Guard in Youngsville. Jimmy was an avid sports fan and golfer. In 2001 he was the Wakefield Cup Senior Club Champion and 2001 Net Club Champion at Wakefield Country Club. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Wake Forest.

Jimmy loved his family dearly and is survived by his wife Hope C. Keith; son James F. Keith III and wife Kathy of Wake Forest and daughter Kimberly K. Freeman and husband Mitch of Madison, WI; grandchildren Meghan and Lauren Keith of Wake Forest and Nathan, Marjorie, Noah, Benjamin and James Freeman of Madison, WI; sister Karen K. Winstead and husband Don; brother Patrick L. Keith and wife Allison all from Wake Forest; nieces and nephews Luther and Caleb Keith of Wake Forest, Chris McLeod of Thomasville, NC and Sherrie Rook of Peoria, AZ.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 am at Woodland Baptist Church, 190 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest, NC. Burial followed at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, 770 Stadium Drive, Wake Forest.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Baptist Church in Wake Forest.

The family received friends Friday, February 24 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400