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Keith Edward Sullivan

Keith Edward Sullivan, 68, of Quitman, Texas, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on April 27, 2020. Keith was born in Hugoton, Kansas on May 2, 1951 to Earl Sullivan and Iva Waggoner Sullivan.The family will have a Memorial Service to honor Keith at a later date.

Keith and his wife Susan Sullivan moved to Quitman, Texas thirteen years ago, from Lake Charles, Louisiana.Keith worked for Praxair and was a Control Systems Engineer during his tenure with the Company.They were the loving parents of six children and members of Myrtle Springs Baptist Church.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Lance Shepard.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Sullivan; Son, Aaron Sullivan; Daughters, Karen Adkins, Bonnie Shepard, Kim Mainor and Brandy Phillips; Brothers, Jim Sullivan and Mike Sullivan; Sisters, Connie Juel and Debbie Hanson.Keith is also survived by Eighteen Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews.

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Every spring Earl and Iva would load up and head to Canton Lake, Oklahoma. That was also the time everybody in the Sullivan clan would head to the lake also. Debbie and I just bought a small boat when we lived in Perry, OK. Anyway, that spring the wind was strong and walleye fishing had not been good. So Keith, Mike and I decided to set trotlines at the far end of the lake. On our last day there, the wind was vicious, the lake rolled like a small ocean. But the three of us decided that we were super manly and could handle the rolling waves. Keith was setting next to me and Mike was setting behind us in the back. We rolled up and down severely against the waves, in reality going directly into the wind and waves. Keith and I were a little concerned, but Mike was laughing his ass off. We had one particular wave that crashed over the whole boat. We all ducked down to take on the wave. At the moment Mike yelled at me and asked me, and I quote "did I want to go faster". The wave took the throttle right off the side of the boat and deposited it in Mike's lap. From the point Mike ran the throttle from the back of the boat and I just steered. I will always remember the concern on Keith's face and the downright fear on mine. Kicker to the story, not one lousy fish on any of the trot lines. Will always remember!!

RJ Wheeler Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

I remember our trip to Colorado and I went down to the little store a he bought me a reabbits fur and the year me and him sang together at our family reunion .THE BEST OF ALL IS HIM LOVING MY MOM AND LOVING MR AND KIMBERLY AS HIS OWN

purpleharley1313@gmail.com Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

I have my testimony at church and he stood up and said THAT'S MY DAUGHTER AND HE WAS CRYING AND HE ALWAYS MADE TOM WITH JOURDON AND CODY

purpleharley1313@gmail.com Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM