Edwin "Paul" Ottis Keith, Jr., 72, of Tryon passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Edwin Paul Ottis Keith, Sr. and Roberta Hardy Keith and husband of Joy Ann Howell Keith.
He was a member of New Testament Christian Fellowship Church and earned a Doctorate in Christian Counseling. He has been the Chaplain for Clan Keith USA for the last twelve years. He was in the US Army 2nd and 4th Cavalry during Vietnam and retired from Sanford Fire & Rescue as a Fire Inspector.
In addition to his wife, Joy, he is survived by two sons, James Edwin Keith (Mindy) and Joshua Vincent Keith (Sharon); a brother, Cedric Bradley Keith, four grandchildren, Joel Christopher Keith, Mykala Ivane Keith, Daniel Edwin Keith and Zachary Ryan Stout; two great grandchildren, Amelia and Kora. He was predeceased by three brothers, Aaron, Ryan, and Tommy Keith.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM at New Testment Christian Fellowship Church in Landrum, SC, where a memorial service will follow, officiated by Rev. Scott Mills. Military Honors will be performed at the conclusion of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.