Linda Faye Keefer, age 77 of Greenbrier, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
She was born on May 3, 1942 in Springfield to the late Horace and Fannie Haley Wix. Linda started working at Big Boy/Shoney’s in Clarksville as a carhop and met the love of her life Robert L. Keefer who was stationed at Fort Campbell. They were marred on February 5, 1965 after Robert was discharged from the United States Army. They were blessed with five children, three girls and two boys, and spent summer vacations driving three days to Idaho in Roberts truck and camper. They enjoyed many stops along the way that Linda had memorized and visiting beautiful places like the Grand Canyon. Linda and Robert enjoyed spending their anniversary in Gatlinburg during February and visiting again in the Fall during the Southern Gospel Jubilee at Dollywood.
Linda made every house they lived in into a home. The girls could remember the wonderful smells of dinner coming from the kitchen and the beautiful sunflowers that often graced the kitchen table. Not only did she have a passion for feeding others that were hungry but also feeding their spirit with the word of the Lord. She worked for many years as a Day Care Teacher at Tabernacle Christian Academy and at the Fotomat next to Kroger’s. After she retired, she began volunteered in the cafeteria at South Haven and baking her famous Coconut Cake for the school Annual Bazaar.
Linda was a true example of how to live your life for the Lord, her kind nature and Godly example was something that you couldn’t help but see. She never spoke an unkind word about anyone for any reason. Her outpouring of love through cards sent at birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas reminded you that she was praying and thinking about you.
Linda will be remembered as a loving wife that enjoyed fishing with “Rob”, a mom that taught her children the importance of having God in your life and family, a Memaw that reminded you that “You were her Sunshine” and a friends that you could depend on.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keefer is preceded in death by her sister, Carol Hart and brother, Rudolph Paul Wix.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert L. Keefer; children, Deborah (Tim) Lewis, Michael (Angie) Keefer, Donna (Walter, III) Westbrook, Bobbie Lynn (John) Evans and Mark (Joy) Keefer; brother, Bobby Ray (Diane) Wix; grandchildren, Tiffany (Trinity) Stout, Michael Allen (Ashleigh) Keefer, Candace (Jordan) Milliken, Brandon Keefer, Jessica (Ashton) Dollins, Christopher Keefer, Caleb Evans, Caylin Evans, Walter Westbrook IV, Will Keefer, Sarah Keefer and Ava Keefer; great grandchildren, Taylor Stout, Shelby (Preston Parrish) Shout, Gracie Stout, Tatum Keefer, Paxton Keefer, Abel Dollins, Autumn Dollins, Nevaeh Keefer and Sylar Keefer.
A Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3pm at South Haven Baptist Church 116 Academy Drive Springfield, TN 37172 with Brother Frank Gagliano officiating, Inurnment will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00pm until the time of service.
The family request donations be made to the South Haven Baptist Church Building Fund.
Online condolences can be made at www.SpringfieldFH.com.
These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield TN 37172 615-384-5437.