William Joe “Hillbilly” Keith

William Joe “Hillbilly” Keith, 51, of Ireland, passed away suddenly following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, September 12, 2021, in Toledo, Ohio.

He was born in Buckhannon on October 29, 1969, a son of the late Junior Keith and Georgie Ann Blake.

On November 10, 1987, William married Lisa Ann McCartney. Together they shared 34 wonderful years of marriage and the joys of raising their family.

Forever cherishing their memories of William’s outgoing nature are his wife, Lisa Keith; three children:  Little Buddy Keith of Ireland, Ashley Scranton and husband, Thaddeus, of Hicksville, Ohio, and Jessica Keith of West Virginia; one sister, Kathleen McIe and husband, Kenneth, of French Creek; three brothers: Fred Keith and wife, Faye, of Buckhannon, and Mike Keith and wife, Leslie, and Steve Keith both of New Philadelphia, Ohio; mother-in-law, Nelma Bailey of Ireland; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nieces and nephews.

William graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School as a member of the Class of 1987, simultaneously graduating from Tri-County technical school. He worked as a Union Pipe Fitter/Welder for Toledo Local Union 50 for over 15 years. William was Christian by faith and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Always the life of the party, William enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Clutter Funeral Home Alkire Chapel  located at 190 Wildcat Road in Ireland from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Funeral Services will be on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the Alkire Funeral Home Chapel with Dwayne Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Kincaid Cemetery on the Buttermilk Road.

We, at Clutter Funeral and Cremation, are honored and privileged to serve the family of William Joe Keith. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ClutterFuneralHome.com.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print
Share on email
Member Exclusive

Assessor’s office poised to assist county taxpayers ahead of bond levy election

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Assessor’s office is inviting any county resident to come in for help in determining how their tax bill may be affected by the upcoming Board of Education bond levy election. Upshur County Assessor Dusty Zickefoose […]

Support the author of this story by joining My Buckhannon, a 100% locally owned small business dedicated to telling the stories that matter to you. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Member Exclusive

Local wireless internet service provider wants to assist with broadband internet expansion in Upshur’s rural areas

BUCKHANNON – The owner of Lynx Internet approached the Upshur County Commission this week to ask commissioners to consider his company for future projects focused on the expansion of broadband internet connectivity in the county. Joe Hughes, owner of Lynx […]

Support the author of this story by joining My Buckhannon, a 100% locally owned small business dedicated to telling the stories that matter to you. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

WVWC Sports

Bobcats come up short in road contest, 83-60 at Wheeling,

WHEELING, W.Va.– The West Virginia Wesleyan (1-7, 0-4) men’s basketball team dropped an away contest against Wheeling (3-5, 2-2) at the Alma Grace McDonough Center – Performance Gym on Saturday by an 83-60 score. Leaders for WVWCJayden Hibbitt tallied 25

WVWC Sports

Lady ‘Cats fall on half-court shot at the buzzer to West Liberty

WHEELING, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan (2-4, 1-3) women’s basketball team fell to Wheeling (2-5, 2-2) by a score of 52-51 at the Alma Grace McDonough Center on Saturday afternoon. Wheeling’s Shamia Strayhorn hit the game-winning

BUHS Sports

Wrestling Bucs win debut in dual outing with Lewis County

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Bucs opened their season with a win, downing the Lewis County Minutemen by a 48-32 score in a dual outing Thursday night at the high school. “As always, it’s awesome to have that season opener […]

Support the author of this story by joining My Buckhannon, a 100% locally owned small business dedicated to telling the stories that matter to you. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Sports

Two MEC soccer teams advance to NCAA D-II Elite Eight

BECKLEY – The Mountain East Conference has put two teams in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in their respective men’s and women’s soccer tournaments. On the women’s side, Concord improved to 20-0-3 with a

Thank you for reading this story. Our sponsors make My Buckhannon possible. Show 'em some love!