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
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
Friday February 24th, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00pm
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Woodland Baptist Church
Saturday February 25th, 2017
190 Woodland Church Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Just talked to cousinJerry Evans and found out about his passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time. Maurice Evans
Submitted by Maurice Evans on Mar 24 2017 04:31:22 PM
Hope and Family,
We just heard about Jimmy. We are so very sorry for your loss. Glenn and he attended church camp together as children. We lived close by for years before moving out of the area. Jimmy was a very kind and caring person who touched many lives in a special way. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
In Christian Love and Sympathy,
Glenn and Edie Johnson
Submitted by Glenn Johnson on Feb 26 2017 12:04:46 PM
Dear hope please let me express my deepest sympathy to you in this difficult time. I lifted up the family in church Wednesday night. If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask. May God hold you tightly in his arms
Submitted by John wilder on Feb 25 2017 01:36:30 PM
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Although I did not know him I can tell by the many kind comments of people who did know him that he was a great guy and much loved in the community. He will surely be missed by many people as well as your family. May the Lord bless you and your family as you adjust to his transition to Heaven.
Submitted by L.C. Smith on Feb 25 2017 08:36:01 AM
Hope ,you probably do not remember me from your Crabtree days but I have missed you since you left. I could tell, from the way you talked, how much you adored your husband.
Thinking of you.
Submitted by Emma Wall on Feb 24 2017 08:21:34 PM
My thoughts and prayers to this beautiful family. I worked at Wakefield and loved visiting that country store . Always such a gentleman. Rest in Peace.
Submitted by Rachel Lewis on Feb 24 2017 07:01:33 PM
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Love to you all
Penny and family
Submitted by Penny Frank Sara Boling on Feb 24 2017 04:57:39 PM
David Davis lit a candle for James Foster “Jimmy” Keith II
David Davis lit a candle on Feb 24 2017 12:26:01 PM
Hope, I'm so sorry to hear this about Jimmy. We met Jimmy when we first moved to Wake Forest. Visited the store often & John played softball with him. He was a great guy, one of the good ole boys. He will be truly missed. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by John & Patty Talley on Feb 24 2017 10:26:12 AM
Jimmy was such a kind man. Iwill always hold in my memory how much he loved his mother, Margie and how tender and patient he was with her in her later years. It was beautiful to witness.
Submitted by Deborah Bordeaux on Feb 24 2017 08:46:34 AM
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