Keith’s life began on February 11, 1930 in a house outside of Howard, KS. He is the son of Raleigh W. and Mary E. (Bowser) Love. Keith was a 1948 graduate of Leon High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. On November 21, 1959 Keith was united in marriage to Carol Bishop in Denton, TX. He worked as a welder, rancher and cut and bailed too many hayfields to count. He believed country music was the only music worth listen to; saying “if it ain’t country- it ain’t music” and he played the fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. He was a tinkerer and member of the Bluestem Car Club. His loving family includes his wife Carol Love of El Dorado, daughters Judy Palmer and Jana (Steve) Turner, both of El Dorado; grandchildren Travis ( Samantha Gulick) Palmer, Mattea (Jonathan) Crook, Amanda Palmer, Michael Turner, Nathan Turner, and Natalie Ann Turner. Keith passed away at his home on March 22, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Amber Palmer, two brothers and three sisters. His family will gather with friends on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Carlson Colonial Funeral Home where his funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. led by Pastor Tom Boerma of the Fairview Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest in Sunset Lawns Cemetery following the service with full military honors. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Bluestem Car Club. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Keith at www.carlsoncolonial.com .
Donations may be made to:
Bluestem Car Club