November 13, 1962 ~ January 16, 2020

George William “Bill” Keith Jr. passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home in Greenwood, Missouri.

Graveside services were held on Saturday January 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clement Cemetery with Fr. Henry Ussher officiating.

Bill was born November 13, 1962 in Hannibal, Missouri to George William and Marilyn M. Luebrecht Keith.

Bill grew up in Louisiana, Missouri and graduated Louisiana High School in 1981. He then attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City and graduated in 1986 with a pharmaceutical degree. He lived in St. Charles and worked as a hospital pharmacist at St. Joseph West in Lake St. Louis and also worked at Cardinal Glennon in the Poison Control Center. In 1999 he moved to Greenwood, Missouri and worked for Lafayette Regional Medical Center, and later for HCA Healthcare. In 2016 he became self-employed.

Bill was a Big Brother mentor for 4 years. He enjoyed running and playing tennis, and completed the New York Marathon, finishing in the top 2,500. He was a member of the Tiger Club of Kansas City, and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Blues, Missouri Tigers and the Kansas City Chiefs. He loved his faithful companion, border collie/golden retriever, Maizee.

Bill is survived by his mother, Marilyn Taliaferro (Clay) ; brother, Richard Keith (Sarah) of Columbia, Missouri; step-sister, Julie Statler (Russell) of Benton, Arkansas; step-brother, U.S. Army Colonel Jason Taliaferro (Michelle) of Spring, Texas; nieces, Dr. Maggie Boehm (Shawn) of Lees Summit, Missouri and Amber Keith of Columbia, Missouri; and twin great-nephews and 1 great niece.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and 1 cousin.

Memorials may be made to the Child Fund International, 2821 Emery Wood Parkway, Richmond, VA, 23294, or, or masses.

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