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Lee Andrew Keith

November 13, 1964 — June 7, 2016

Lee Andrew “Uncle Buck” Keith was born on November 13, 1964, in Sparkman, Arkansas. He was blessed with great parents; Hezekiah Keith and Clara Owens Keith who, by example, taught their children Christian values, the importance of education and family. They instilled in him the value of being a productive citizen and a hard worker. Lee Andrew grew up to be a smart and charming young man. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. His family later moved to Milwaukee where he attended South Division High School and later received his GED. Lee Andrew was the proud father of LeShonda and Starlisha, he loved his girls and did the best he could to be a vital part of their lives. On May 29, 1992, Lee Andrew enlisted in the Army National Guard. It was there he found a new respect for discipline, instruction and order. Those values taught to him by his parents made his time of service fulfilling, yet rewarding. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and completed his military education as a Motor Transport Operator. He was the recipient of the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Marksman Qualification Badge Rifle M16 and Expert Qualification Badge Hand Grenade. After his time in the National Guard he moved back to Arkansas and reestablished close ties to his family and friends. He worked as a mill laborer with the Ray White Lumber Company in Sparkman, Arkansas. He met and married Melanie Grey on April 12, 2008 and to this union one son was born, Lee Andrew Keith, Jr. Lee Andrew, known as, “Uncle Buck” by family members and friends alike was always the life of the party. He loved to “talk mess” and he always kept something going, but it was always fun to be around him. Anybody and everybody who knew Uncle Buck without a doubt; knew that he was a die-hard, loyal Green Bay Packers fan! The Green Bay Packers jersey was a part of his regular wardrobe. He loved to fish and cook; he enjoyed all types of music and his favorite artist was Tupac. Lee Andrew truly loved the life he lived and lived the life he loved. He leaves to remember and cherish his moments on earth: his loving wife, Melanie Grey Keith of Arkadelphia; his mother, Clara Owens Keith of Sparkman; son, Lee Andrew Keith, Jr., of Arkadelphia; daughters, LeShonda Keith and Starlisha Keith both of Milwaukee, WI; a niece whom he cherished as a daughter, Chanel (Issac) Keith Perry of Arkadelphia; his siblings, Vera Rideout of Fordyce, Theresa (Curtis) Harris of Little Rock, Tammy (Omar) Pickett of Milwaukee, WI, Erik (Katrina) Keith of Milwaukee, WI, Darlene Keith of Milwaukee, WI, Ethel Marie Keith of Des Moines, IA and Hezekiah Keith, Jr., of Milwaukee, WI; step-children, Tracy Stone of Arkadelphia, Andre Ross of Bearden and Darious Davis of Columbus, MO; his mother-in-law, Wanda Jones of Arkadelphia; sister-in-law, Ieasha Grey of Arkadelphia and brother-in-law, Jason Grey of Arkadelphia. Lee Andrew also leaves his uncles, Leon (Gladys) Keith of Milwaukee, WI, and Rev. Lonzie (Erma) Mays of Bearden; aunts, Allie Green of Bearden, Yvonne Thrower of Camden, Carladder Parham of Little Rock, and Sylvia Harris of Camden; a host of nieces, nephews, several cousins, his best friends, Raymond House and Mark Hall and numerous other friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Hezekiah Keith and a granddaughter, Dy’Nisti Garland. On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, he entered into eternal rest. Public visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. A service of celebration will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Harvey L. Goodwin is the pastor and Rev. Lonzie Mays, eulogist. Interment will be in Sparkman Community Cemetery.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

12:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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