James Richard Keith Sr.


James Richard Keith Sr., 65, of Bon Secour, Alabama, recently of Aransas Pass, Texas, passed away on March 11, 2019, in Orange, Texas.

Born in Bon Secour, Alabama, on January 31, 1954, he was the son of Raymond Barto Keith and Dorothy Joyce Mason.

Ricky spent most of his life on the water. He took pleasure in his work as a captain on a shrimp boat and tugboat for William Brothers for many years. Ricky also enjoyed fishing.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Dorothy Keith; and his brother, Jerry Keith.

He is survived by longtime loving companion, Rhonda Harper; son, James Keith Jr. and wife, Erin, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; and his children, Lucas, James III and Hannah; son, Jason Keith and wife, Donna, of Sitka, Alaska; and his children, Jaden, Jason, Jene, Jerick and Jaxon; daughter, Ellen Folsom and husband, Pete, of Cottondale, Florida, and her children, Anthony, Forrest and Georgia; daughter, Jessica Lopez and husband, Raymond, of Port Lavaca, Texas, and her child, Emma; siblings, Raymond Keith and wife, Paula, of Wrangell, Alaska, and Betty Tikkanen and husband, Paul, of Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada; sister-in-law, Karen Keith of Elberta, Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews; and Rhonda Harper's children and grandchildren.

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.