Keith Sr., James William

JAMES WILLIAM KEITH, SR., of Franklin, Ind., retired Elder of the Indiana Conference and father of the Rev. James William (Bill) Keith, Jr., senior pastor of St. Mark’s UMC in Carmel, died Friday, March 29, 2013. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 East Adams Drive, Franklin, Ind. A memorial service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. the same day. Survivors include: his son, the Rev. J. William Keith, Jr., of Westfield; his daughter, Carolyn Keith Burr (David G. Lewis) of North Caldwell, N.J.; grandchildren, Matthew K. Burr of Red Hook, N.Y., Amanda J. Burr of Brooklyn, N.Y., and his sister Mary K. Price of Louisville, Ky. He served United Methodist Churches in Indiana at Lanesville, New Albany Calvary, Huntingsburg, Bloomington Fairview, Columbus First, Indianapolis Irvington and also served as a superintendent of the former Evansville and New Albany districts. In retirement, he served Jollity UMC and in Florida at Largo First and Largo St. Paul UMCs. Memorial contributions can be made to Webb Elementary School ATT: Sandra Brown, 1400 Webb Court, Franklin, IN 46131 or Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Street, Franklin, IN 46131. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Bill Keith, 4780 E. 126th Street, Carmel, IN 46033. Online condolences can be sent to the family at