Obituary of Orlace Jerald Keetch
Orlace Jerald Keetch passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021. He was born on February 17, 1933 in Lewisville, Texas. He was born to the parentage of Orlace James and Pauline Cox-Keetch. He spent most of his life in Grand Prairie, Texas, and the last 20 years in Cedar Hill, Texas. Jerald (O.J.) spent two years in the Navy, after which he went to work for Vought (LTV), where he spent 43 years as an aircraft mechanic. All who knew him will remember him as the man that could fix anything. He had lots of hobbies during his long life, such as skeet shooting; radio-controlled airplanes; scuba diving; and Ham radio operator, which were a few, but his favorites were the ones that involved cars or motorcycles and were very fast. Retirement gave him the time to pursue his true passion of being a Grandfather. His title as Big Daddy was his true calling. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life. Jerald was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years LouAnn Cavender Keetch, and his parents. Survivors include: Three children, Mark Keetch and wife Linda, Becky Boeker and husband Mike, and Wes Keetch and wife Jennifer; brother, Gary Keetch and wife Sandra; sister, Sharon Akers and husband David; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. A private graveside service will be held at the Dallas- Fort Worth National Cemetery on February 25, 2021.