James Gilbert Keith

October 24, 1933 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 88)


            James Gilbert Keith, age 88, passed away at Willow Branch Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, March 18, 2022.  Keith was born in Putnam County, Tennessee, on October 24, 1933, to Jones and Flossie Fields Keith.

Keith was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1956-58.  He was a long-time McMinnville resident.  He worked in the trucking industry for over 39 years, retiring as Terminal Manager of Venture Express in 1999.

In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by

Wife:  Peggy Fuson Keith

Brother:  Robert Keith

Sister:     Cloise Poe

Survivors include

Son:  Tony Keith of Murfreesboro

Daughter:  Tara (Michael) Myers of McMinnville

Grandchildren:   Jennifer Stewart of McMinnville

                                    Brittany Myers of Jackson

                                    Maggie Keith of Murfreesboro

                                    Gavin Myers of McMinnville

Great-Grandchilren:  Bethany George of McMinnville

                                           Hunter Fults of McMinnville

                                  Marissa (Coby) Mason of McMinnville

Great-Great Grandchidren: One 

Sisters:   Jo Davis of Sparta

               Glenda Watts of Sparta

               Betty Elrod of Baxter

A host of nieces and nephews also survive.      


Funeral service will be Monday March 21, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home. Officiating will be Bro. Doug Benningfield.

Visitation will be Sunday March 20, 2022, 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home.

Thurman Funeral Home is Honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at

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March 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thurman Funeral Home LLC
44 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583

Funeral Service
March 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Thurman Funeral Home LLC
44 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583

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