Robert Lee Keck


Robert Lee Keck, 84 of Roachdale, passed away at The Village of Avon on Monday, May 14, 2018. Born October 31, 1933 at Roachdale. He was the son of Estel and Mildred (Spencer) Keck. He graduated from Roachdale High School with the class of 1951 and married Carol (Hays) Keck on October 22, 1954. She survives.

Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 being stationed in Alaska. He was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church where he served as elder. He was a charter member of the Truth Seekers Sunday School class. At church he was known as the Candyman. Bob worked at Allison Division, General Motors for 40 years. He was an auctioneer in the surrounding communities for many years. After retirement he worked at Kroger, Danville, Ind for 20 years. He was known as the friendly bagger. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, having visited all 50 states.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 63 years, his son Bryant (Teresa) Keck of Greencastle; his daughters, Brenda (Steve) Jones of Roachdale and Laura (Gordon) Eggers of Avon; two brothers Richard and Raymond both of Roachdale, and a sister Marjorie Bachert of Roachdale; eight grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Roachdale Christian Church, 1 North Walnut Street, Roachdale, Indiana 46172. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Roachdale Christian Church Prime Timers.

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7 thoughts on “Robert Lee Keck

  • Nancy Snyder

    I just heard that Bob passed away. I always enjoyed his friendly greetings whenever I saw him. What a joyful person. I was so glad Carol got my attention when we visited the Village of Avon during the Christmas season. I was able to visit a few minutes with both of you and we caroled to Bob after Carol had left. Unfortunately he was a little sad when we sang. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I think Bob left this world a better place and hopefully many happy memories and God’s love will help you through the coming days.

  • Jeff, Glenda, and Allyson Lindquist and the rest of the Purcells

    Wonderful memories of you both flood our minds and hearts. You have always been Family to us over many years. It is hard to imagine not having Bob on earth with us, but we know he has met our Savior face to face. And we just imagine our Mother, Ellen, was on the welcoming committee. We love you and will be praying for you Carol and your wonderful family.

  • Kim Long

    Your family is in my prayers…I won’t be able to attend the calling/funeral because I am in Sandusky, Ohio with Jeff, Glenda, and Allyson.

  • Tina Blake

    63 years! What a testimony of love. My deepest sympathy for you dear Carol and all your family. Much love and prayers being sent right up!

    Much Love,

    David and Tina Blake

  • norbert schott

    What a great man! I always enjoyed talking with him and getting a piece of candy!
    Thinking about you Carol and offering prayers. He is resting in peace in the arms of Jesus!

    Norbert your neighbor, Roachdale.

  • Terri Stafford Pfenning

    Carol and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was always so kind and friendly and made everyone feel very welcome at church. When I think about my years at the Roachdale Christian Church and the people who influenced my life, I certainly think of you and Bob. You were both so ready and willing to serve wherever and whenever needed. I wish I lived closer so I could attend the visitation or the funeral, but we have a commitment this weekend. May God’s love and peace be with you all at this difficult time. Many Blessings!

    -Terri Stafford Pfenning