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.