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William Leon Franklin "Frank" Keith

January 11, 1949 — July 9, 2023


William Leon Franklin "Frank" Keith,74, passed away peacefully on July 9th of 2023 after a sudden but hard fight against brain cancer. Until his last breath Frank was surrounded by his loving family and his devoted wife of 54 years.


Unsupported image type.Frank was born to Helen Louis and Ernest Franklin in Austin, Texas on January 11th of 1949. He was one of 5 children. Though born in Texas, Frank lived and grew up in Tennessee, where he met the love of his life, had 4 beautiful children, and worked hard and dedicated his life to taking care of and supporting his family and loved ones.


Frank was a stranger to none, and a friend to all. He could brighten a room with stories from his childhood or from his long careers at Cresent Furniture and with creepy crawlies at Ecolab. He could whip up a solution to any problem or build you just about anything you could ask for.


Frank is preceded in death by his parents: Ernest Franklin and Helen Louise Stafford Keith; siblings: Jeanine Troutt and "Eddie" Keith; and granddaughterAngela Nicole Keith.


Frank is survived by loving wife Vivian Sue Keith; children: Scott Keith, Bryce and Kelly Keith, Dr. Kerri and Jason Lorigan, and Corey and Stacey Keith; siblings: Linda and Earl Miller, Robert Keith, and Lewis Troutt; grandchildren: Forrestt Lorigan, Kerrianne and Justin Ferrell, Hollie Lorigan, and Lilliana Keith; and his aunts: Dorothy and Virginia Stafford and Wanda Shrum.


Visitation to be held atAlexander Funeral Home Friday, July 14,2023, from 4pm-8pm as a time of respect and remembrance.

584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 502-0011.


Services to be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 4pm

294 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Visitation to be held atAlexander Funeral Home Friday, July 14,2023, from 4pm-8pm as a time of respect and remembrance.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Leon Franklin "Frank" Keith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Friday, July 14, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center

584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

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