OBITUARY

Raymond Robert Keepes

January 14, 1925January 5, 2013

Raymond Robert Keepes, age 87 of Belmont NC, husband of the late Cherry Alice Knoerr Keepes, passed away January 5th in Dallas NC. Born in Wabash County, Illinois he was the son of the late Edward and Mayme Wahler Keepes. Mr. Keepes was an active member of the Knights of Columbus for many years and was also an avid golfer. Survivors include 3 children; Steve Keepes(Brenda) of Belmont NC, Dan Keepes(Nancy) of Gastonia NC and Ron Keepes(Karen) of Troy IL.; a brother Richard Keepes of Mt. Carmel, IL; grandchildren Steve, Sheila, Chris, Melinda, Matthew, Michael, Andrea and Alaine; 9 great grandchildren and his very special friend, Louella Thomas. He was preceded in death by a daughter Marjorie Keepes, a son Andrew Keepes, and a grandson Robert Keepes. Donations may be sent to Gaston County Hospice of North Carolina in lieu of flowers. Funeral Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Illinois. Online condolences may be sent at www.forestlawnwest.com.

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January 11, 2013

Ray was such a dear sweet person. QofA has lost another great one. We loved getting together with Mom & Dad, Ray, Danny and family at Hillbillies. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Debbie Murphy Wright
Cheri Murphy, Mt. Holly, NC

Jim & Linda Adams

January 11, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for the family. We were neighbors and fellow parishioners of Queen of Apostles. Ray will be greatly missed.

Nancy Farrar

January 10, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He was always such a sweet and kind man. I know he will be greatly missed. He is now in Heaven with his loved ones. God Bless.

January 10, 2013

my apology. I forgot to sign my name to a message earlier today.
Brenda Banter

January 10, 2013

So very sorry to hear of Mr. Keepes' death. He was always a favorite customer at Suntrust, and even after my retirement, he was always friendly when I would run into him. I'll be thinking of all of you in the days to come with concern and prayers.

Connie and Mac Carnes

January 10, 2013

Ray will certainly be missed....we always talked and joked around every Sunday after church. We sat at tables across from each other. He was always sitting with Frank and his son Danny. He had the best sense of humor and I'll miss seeing him there. We always talked about church and the news.....Rest in peace, Ray!

January 9, 2013

Dan, My prayers are with you, Nancy and the family as you go through the coming months. Rest assured he is in a much better place and is no longer in pain.

Love you guys,
Peggy Wykle

January 9, 2013

Will miss Ray and those wednesday night dinners at Hillbillys. He was a great person to know and will be truly missed.
The Murphys, Mt. Holly, NC

George & Mary Burazer

January 9, 2013

Dear Keepes Family,

We were fellow parishioners of Ray's at Queen of the Apostles Church in Belmont, and my husband George was a Brother Knight. We both thought very highly of Ray - we knew that he and our former pastor, Monsignor Anthony "Tony" Kovacic, played many games at the Green Meadows Golf Course in Mt. Holly. May Ray rest in Peace!
Blessings to your family,
Mary and George Burazer, Mt. Holly