Kyle Andrew Keck

February 6, 1930December 24, 2018
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Kyle Andrew Keck, 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 24, 2018. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

After graduation from Rule High School, Kyle went on to serve in the United States Navy. After his discharge, he received his Bachelor's Degree at Carson-Newman University and his Master's Degree at the University of Tennessee. Kyle spent over 40 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. He was an ordained Deacon and served the church faithfully throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Hobart Keck; his mother Pearl Sharp Keck Cox; and his step-father, Kenneth Cox.

Kyle is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Alice Beckham Keck; his children, Kyla (Ashley Burell) Keck, Mark (Amy) Keck; grandchildren, Andrea (Andrew) Turner, Rebekah Myers, Adam (Meghan) Keck; and many other extended family members.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Berry Highland Memorial. Burial will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 am in Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kyle's honor to the George Justice Handyman Ministry at First Baptist Concord or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Servive Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Jim & Janis Pratt

December 29, 2018

Hearing about your loss Alice has deeply saddened us, but we can’t imagine the feeling of loss you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.

We cherish the memories of Kyle and I chasing our Squirrels back and forth for over 30 years. The neighborhood will never be the same without Kyle.

Goodbye good friend.

Dave Angel

December 29, 2018

Kyla and Mark, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I will always remember him as such a gentle man with a smile on his face. He was such a part of the fabric of my formative and adult years. I am forever grateful for his legacy and know he lives on in both of you. Much love to you both.

Sean King

December 28, 2018

I didn’t know Kyle too well, but its been one of the great privileges of my life and career to know and work with his amazing daughter and namesake, Kyla, for twenty plus years. Kyla’s respect for and devotion to her father all these years told me everything that I needed to know about the man. Kyle was a great father who leaves behind an amazing daughter.

Dianne and David Beshears

December 28, 2018

Dear Mark and Amy
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, Mark. We pray that the sweet memories you have of him and the knowledge that he is in heaven today will give you comfort and a peace that passes all understanding.
We love you
Dianne abd David

Betty Jackson

December 28, 2018

Wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of Kyle’s passing. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan Cornelius

December 27, 2018

Alice, Kyla and Mark - I am so sorry to hear of Kyle's passing and the sadness you currently experience. I rejoice with you in his current celebration. Kyle was absolutely a devoted family man and loved and protected those in his covering. I will never forget the love and dedication he showed Pearlie and Kenneth for so many years. Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this time.

Tim Sykes

December 27, 2018

Kyle Keck is one of the finest gentleman I’ve ever known ! Looking back on all of the things he did in his life tells me that, even more so than what I already knew about Kyle.

My many one on one conversations with him for many years were always special times and are great memories for me. He wanted his wife Alice to be taken care of no matter what and never waned on that goal. He loved his kids and grand kids with all his heart, even if he didn’t say it aloud every day.

I learned much from his easy going almost “Jimmy Stewart “ like demeanour, and I wish him God Speed as I know he will make a great addition to Heaven!

Doris Ridings Crowe

December 27, 2018

So sorry to learn of Coach Keck’s passing. In high school I always thought he was a quiet gentleman. RIP, Coach.

Neal Rountree

December 27, 2018

Sorry to hear about Coach Keck, he was my basketball coach from 1968 to 1971, he was a fine man and good coach and like a father figure to me again very sorry.