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John Keyes

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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1934 - 2019

John Keyes, age 84, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in Abilene, Texas.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Wesley Court in Abilene, with Sterling Lentz, minister of First Christian Church in Brown-wood, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Memorials may be made to: First Christian Church, 2411 Coggin Ave., Brown-wood, Texas, 76801 or to Good Samaritan Ministries, 305 Clark Street, Brown-wood, Texas, 76801.

John was born on Dec. 22, 1934 in Archer City, Texas to the late John Keyes, Sr. and Jewel Shelton (Eubank) Keyes. He received his Bachelor Degree in Business at TCU in Fort Worth, and soon began his lifelong career in Banking. John was a member of the First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners, and the Kiwanis Club. He married Shirley Brown on Dec. 22, 1968 in Azle, Texas.

John is survived by his wife, Shirley Keyes of Abilene, Texas; son, John Shelton Keyes of Lubbock, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Melony Kempf and husband John of Lago Vista, Texas; and granddaughter, Mallory Kempf of Hutto, Texas.

The Azle News,

Jan. 30, 2019 Edition