Keith Wendell Touchton

November 9, 1943July 6, 2011

After a fierce fight with a long illness, Keith Wendell Touchton joined his heavenly family on July 6, 2011. He was born on November 9, 1943 to his loving parents, John and Mary Lou Touchton. A man worthy of deep respect, he loved all of his family deeply and spent his life in service to others. He served his family with loyalty, stability, guidance and discipline and they are eternally grateful. He served his community with the Jacksonville Sherriff’s office for over 25 years and he served his country in the United States Marine Corps and in the United States Army.

He is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Lou Touchton, his brother Wayne Touchton and his sister Elura Grissom. He is survived by his loving children, Brian Touchton (Angela) and his daughter Tracy Touchton, brothers Harris Touchton (Elizabeth), Gordon Touchton (Lois), his sisters Jean Sanfield and Marilyn Collins and five beloved grandchildren, Jeremy, Lang, Ragan, Madelyn and Kathryn and other relatives and dear friends. He will be missed and his memory cherished forever. His family takes comfort in knowing that he is an angel who now watches over us all.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 8 from 6 – 8 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL. A Celebration of his life will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 9, in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Jacksonville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 9, 2011

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Margaret Waters Knight

September 22, 2012

I grew up with the Touchton family in Springfield area. Keith was a wonderful person. I will always remember the happy days of childhood and East Eleventh Street Baptist Church. We were the Waters' family and all my brothers and sisters grew up with all the touchton's siblings. Rest in Peace Keith

Mary Ann Reagan Johnson

December 17, 2011

December 17,2011

I was a very lucky lady to have Keith in my life for many years. He was a true hero and someone I trusted with my deepest secrets. Keith is one of the reasons I became the lady I am today. Learned very early you never ask Keith's opinion unless you wanted a honest answer. Loved and respected Keith very much.

Fred Pendley

November 1, 2011

This is in remembrance of my dear friend Kieth. For many years Keith and I were on opposite sides of the law. He, an excellent policeman, me a drunken would be criminal. Thanks to his excellent work as an intelligemce officer he succeded in arresting me and me being convicted and sent to prison. As a result of this I became aquainted with Jesus Christ. He forgave me saved my soul. After my release from prison Keith and I became very close friends. I owe the best part of my life to Kieth in so many ways.

Harris & Elizabeth Touchton

October 21, 2011

I had many wonderful times that I spent with my brother Keith, those are happy memories. He was a good brother, a good soldier and marine, and served for 28 years as a Jacksonville Police officer. He was admired by his associates and others.
We pray for Brian, Traci and their families daily. We love you all.

Colton Wise

August 15, 2011

Keith was a truly great individual to have known and worked with. He had a quiet but effective way of getting his job done, and I learned a great deal from him; he will be missed a lot. Rest in peace my friend.

Jim Brewer

July 14, 2011

Family, I was sorry to hear of your loss.
We had a few breakfast's together about a year or so ago, and renewed a friendship. Glad he is with his Heavenly Father.

Charlie Greene

July 14, 2011

To the Touchton family I am sure you all knew how close Keith was to my mother and father and me , Keith was the brother I never had and even though things ended like they did I now and forever will love Keith..

H.I. and Martha McDonald

July 11, 2011

May God bless you Keith on your journey to join the other JSO Brothers and Sisters. You are now a member of Gods' Squad and The Guardian Angels. Peace.

Bonnie Madden

July 11, 2011

Dear Touchon Family, Keith gave his all to our counry and the great city of jacksonville. Rest in peace my friend. Bonnie Madden

J P Butler

July 11, 2011

Keith From our days in the Academy to the Detective division before you retired. You were always an inspiration with your strong work ethnic and good sence of humor. God speed Brother.