Rev. J. William ‘Bill’ Keith Jr.


The Rev. J. William “Bill” Keith Jr., 69, retired United Methodist Church minister, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. He was a resident of Westfield.

Survivors include his sister, Carolyn Keith Burr (David G. Lewis) of North Caldwell, New Jersey; nephew, Matthew K. Burr (Holden Osborne) of Brooklyn, New York; niece, Amanda J. Burr (Jeremy Xido) of New York City; and two great-nieces, Keziah Jean Burr and Sovanni Qamar Burr Xido.

A memorial service and celebration of life for the Rev. J. William “Bill” Keith will be conducted at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E. 126th St., Carmel, with a reception to immediately follow the service.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton St. in Franklin, is handling the arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published soon.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202