Keith E. Waller, 84, of Macomb passed away at 9:11 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
He was born on October 2, 1935 in Macomb to Orville and Alleyne Eyler Waller. He married Marjorie Jean Williams on January 30, 1955 in Industry. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Crystal (Steven) Brewer of Industry, Denise (John) Stoltz of Industry and Brian (Cathy) Waller of Macomb; 8 grandchildren, Shawn (Emily Benedek) Brewer, Holly (Josh) McBride, Miguel Thompson, Michelle (Jermaine) Steele, Justin Stoltz, Carissa (Brian) Kinman, Chelsea Waller and Cayla Waller; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Lynn (Joyce) Waller of Hickory, South Carolina; sister, Martha Harmon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.
Keith is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Scott Brewer.
Keith was a 1953 graduate of Media High School and farmed in his early years. He joined the Navy Reserves and served for 8 years. Keith and his father bought Arnold Brothers Heating and Cooling where they worked together until Orville’s death. His son, Brian joined the business and they worked side by side for 25 years when Keith retired. He was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb. He belonged to various organizations including the Macomb Elks, Jaycees and Rotary. He loved TQ Midget racing and racing in general and had been to many races with his children and racing friends.
Keith was devoted to his family and his business. Keith and Jean were married for 65 years and he was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather.
His grandchildren and great-grandchildren where the light of his life and his greatest joy.
Private graveside services will be held Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Scott Grulke officiating. There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb in care of Brian Waller 11238 East 1000th Street, Macomb, Illinois 61455.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
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