RA before he was sick with cancer.
R.A. (Roy) Keith Jr.
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 29, 1942
  • Date of passing: Dec 29, 2012
Let the memory of R.A. be with us forever

R.A. (Roy) Keith Jr., 70, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, December 29th 2012 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late Roy Alexander Keith Sr. and Virginia Horton Keith. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, a retired tobacco farmer, operator of Tar River Fox Pen and on the Board of Directors with Farm Bureau.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, December 31st 2012 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Jim Shelley and Rev. Steve Brown. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are his wife of thirty-three years, Betty Allgood Keith of the home, a daughter, Geraldine T. Hardy of Stem, two sons, Edwin Tillotson  and Roy Alexander Keith III both of Oxford, a brother, Tommy Keith of Creedmoor, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jack Allen Tillotson.

Omission of flowers is requested and memorials may be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 AM Monday, December 31, 2012 prior to the funeral service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Keith family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Nancy Jackson on 10th January 2013

"My thoughts and prayers are with all of you."

This tribute was added by Becky Mitchell on 2nd January 2013

"A great lost to the Foxhunting sport. May God's love comfort the family.
R.I.P. RA"

This tribute was added by Richelle Powell on 31st December 2012

"RA, the foxpen will certainly not be the same with out you. I will be looking for you to come in and sit beside me and tell me how to run the computer. You will be missed for sure. May you rest in peace. I hope that the family can find peace in knowing that you are no longer in pain. Until we meet again! Love ya RA,
-Richelle Powell"

This tribute was added by Stephen Averette on 30th December 2012

"To my old friend and mentor for many years, "Tap-root", you will be missed.  My earliest memory of RA,  being able to hear him,  coming up the road on that 9600 FORD tractor even before you could see him.  All the hunts, you teaching me how to prep the kills and those Monday night dinners will never be forgotten..  Good-bye old friend!!!"

This tribute was added by Kathy Wilhelm on 30th December 2012

"Sure going to miss you getting up with the chickens and driving by the house every morning!  Summer times just won't seem the same ;)  You will be missed by so many but we know you are in a much better place.  R.I.P. now!"

This tribute was added by Jeff N April Camillo on 29th December 2012

"I am going to really miss you, RA.  That dry sense of humor will never be matched by anyone.  We love you very much.  I know you are drinking Sundrop in Heaven!  Ava & Isabelle still are saying prayers for you - only now they are asking that you are having a good time in Heaven.  We know you are.  Love you - Jeff, April, Ava, Isabelle, & Seth"

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Lynn Cox


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