Lee Roy Keith, 85, of Francisco passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Princeton.

He was born March 14, 1929 in Gibson County to Arthur Jacob and Elsie Naomi (McQueary) Keith.

Lee Roy had lived in Francisco area most of his life. He owned and operated Keith’s Marathon in Francisco for 42 years. He was a former member of the Francisco General Baptist Church and had been a member of the Eagles Lodge #361 for 50 years. 

He is survived by his companion of 35 years, Beverly Harris of Princeton; brother, Billy Ray (Betty) Keith of Golden Valley, Arizona; three sisters, Elsie Mae Rutledge of Kokomo; Eva Marie (Chester) Harrison of Eminence, Mossuri; Tina (Dale) Hosmer of Mount Carmel, daughter-in-law, Ruth Wise of Indianapolis; three granddaughters, Charlee Bailey, Indianapolis; Kendall Harris and Vanna Harris of Princeton, several nieces and nephews.

Lee Roy was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Naomi Lee Keith, sister Betty Selby, three brothers, Tom, Bertis and Jimmy Keith.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Steve Selby officiating.  Burial will follow in the Decker Cemetery rural Patoka.

Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.