April 29, 1935 ~ September 29, 2013
ARLINGTON -- Charles A. Keith, "Sonny", 78, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013. He is now free from the bonds of Alzheimer's and is reunited with loved ones, especially his grandsons, Stephen Rury and Justin Johnson. Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 4 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, North Central Texas Chapter, 401 W. Sanford St., Suite 1100, Arlington, Texas 76011, 817-460-7001. Sonny was born on April 29, 1935 in Brownwood, Texas to Paul and Depha Keith. Soon after, the family moved to Grand Prairie. Sonny graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1954 and attended Arlington State College. He met Mary Kay Highfill at ASC and they married on June 2, 1956 and had 57 years together. After 43 years of service, Sonny retired from Lockheed Martin as Director, Dallas Production Operations. Mary Kay would like to thank the wonderful staff at Arden Courts of Arlington for their love, superb care and support. Survivors: His loving wife and caregiver, Mary Kay Keith; daughters, Karen Lampton and husband, Rick, Kathy Chavez and husband, Joe and Kay Cole and husband, Tex; grandchildren, Stephanie Rury, Jessica Murdock, Doug Lampton, Sarah Murdock and Cane Chavez.