Larry Keith

LAURANCE (LARRY) ALBERT KEITH, 70, father, artist, genealogist, passed away at his cabin near Grapeland, TX with family and neighbors at his side on July 5, 2009. He was born December 3, 1938 in Houston, TX, to parents William Elton and Queena Mae Hawes Keith, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Laura Shannon Phillips; his son, Brian Alan Rogers Keith; and his elder brother, William E. Keith, Jr. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin HS in Houston, Class of 1957, and later attended UT at Austin and the Texas Academy of Art in Houston. Larry was a renowned illustrator who produced advertising for many local, regional and national companies. Losing his father birthed a new interest in and dedication to genealogical research and the furtherance of Keith and related families across North America. He formed the Keith Genealogy Project which produced “KEITH, Collected Genealogies of Keith, Kieth, & Keeth Families in North America”. In 2006, Larry began his long awaited respite from city life in the woods of East Texas, Anderson County. Family and friends gathered at Larry’s favorite local café for food and fellowship in his honor on Friday, July 11th. Details concerning a late October memorial gathering in Houston will be posted at a later date on

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