Douglas Lee Keith
July 6, 1946 - February 28, 2018
Douglas Lee Keith, age 71, of Millville, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Born in Wilmington, DE on July 6, 1946, he was a son of the late Alfred F. Keith and Martha (Hearne) Spencer. Following high school graduation, Douglas enlisted with the Army National Guard, retiring after many dedicated years. He spent the bulk of his career working for Blind Factory, a family owned business, and handled many tasks.
Doug savored being a part of his grandchildren’s activities. From baseball to ballet, he always tried to be present to cheer for them. He loved taking his family to Walt Disney World. Doug also enjoyed playing golf, especially with his military friends. He traveled all over the country and tried to play a round wherever he went. Doug liked to walk on the boardwalk and visit different wineries throughout the region.
Douglas is survived by the love of his life and mother of his children Lois R. Colwell; his sons, Kelly A. Keith of Wilmington, Tyler W. Keith (Kristin) of Hockessin and Chet A. Keith (Sarah) of Middletown; brother, Richard W. Keith (Margaret) of Newark; sister, Joyce K. Colwell of New Castle; his grandchildren, Colin, Ashtin, Kylie, Wesley, Addison, Brennen, Sophia, Liam and Gabriel; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 am. Interment will be held in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the everyday heroes in your communities: teachers, law enforcement, first responders and the military.
9 Condolences for Douglas Lee Keith
Rest In Peace my friend…you will be missed
Tyler, Chet, and Kelly…so sorry for the loss of your dad. I remember him fondly from our trips to the Bethany beach barricade. Will be thinking of you all.
Jenny M Panariello
My deepest condolences to all. I have fond memories of him. May “Uncle Doug” Rest In Peace!
Condolences to the family. Working with Laura , Brian , Cheppa , Uncle Doug and the rest of the Blinds Factory crew was more than memorable.
Ed & Penny Frye
Remembering all the good times. My God bless those you left behind with peace and love until we meet again.
Kelly, Tyler and families, so sorry for your loss.
Kenny Bartholomew II
God bless. Love you guys like family.
Dave and Jamie Frank
Our prayers are with you and you family.We are Sorry for your loss. The Franks
I only knew Doug the last few years. He was such a kind, gentle spirit who always stopped to say hi and ask how things were going. He even took time out to play my personal mailman…
Rest in peace my friend.