We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Richard Keyes (74) of Jackson on Friday, August 20, 2010. He is survived by five children, Pamela (Paul) Morris, Joyce Keyes, Rick (Tanya) Keyes, Linda (Bill) Files and R.J. (Cindy) Keyes; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four brothers and one sister, Raymond Keyes, Evelyn (Jack) Lounsbery, Thomas (Joyce) Keyes, Robert (Barb) Keyes and Ronald (Rosie) Keyes, numerous nieces and nephews, beloved and loyal companion, Trixie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn “Lyn”, daughter Sherri Nippa; grandson, Ryan Morris; brother, Walter and sisters, Helen and Geraldine. Richard was the owner of Keyes Produce for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. For many years he raised and owned harness race horses. He was a member of the MHHA and USTA and the Polish Falcons.
The family is being served by the Desnoyer Funeral home where the family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Rosary Monday at 6:00 p.m. A brief Prayer Service will be held at the Desnoyer Funeral Home on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions to St. John’s Church or the American Cancer Society.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Richard’s family and many friends; he will be deeply missed.