Glen Dale McKeithen was born on January 25, 1937 to the union of A. Glen McKeithen and Nellie Cook McKeithen. He passed from this life on October 31, 2017, in Urania, Louisiana, his place of birth. He was eighty years old.
As a young boy, he was always outside, and this continued into his adulthood. He was an avid outdoorsman.. He loved to fish, hunt, bird watch, and he knew the name of every tree and bush in LaSalle Parish, and beyond! He was always ready to give a “lesson”, if you were willing to listen. One of his favorite days of the year was the day the Painted Bunting appeared on his bird feeder. He would announce their coming to all of his friends and family by telephone.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was world traveled by the time he was nineteen years old. After he left the Navy, he worked for The Urania Lumber Company, The Tullos oilfield, and finished his working career with Placid Oil Company as a Production Foreman.
He had and maintained a camp on Rosen Creek that he built with his own hands, and sheer determination, which was one of his strongest qualities.
He loved his family fiercely and none of us doubted his devotion!
Glen is survived by his wife of fifty three years, Fern Allbritton McKeithen; Their three children: Rebecca McKeithen Kuykendall (Ren), Deanie McKeithen Collier (Cary), and Caleb Glen McKeithen. They have nine grandchildren: Magen Wesson Roberson (Keith), Zachary Wesson, Aaron Wesson, (Abigail), Greyson Kuykendall, Griffin Kuykendall, Georgia Keykendall, Graham Roberts (Kelsey), Karianna Roberts Weatherly (Trae), and Katie Gaines. They also have sixteen great grand-children. Glen also leaves behind several beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Geraldine Gray, and another sister Bobbie Denny, and Son In Law Jerry Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Zac Wesson, Greyson Kuykendall, Griffin Kuykendall, Graham Roberts, Aaron Wesson, Keith Roberson, Trae Weatherly, and Ken Allbritton.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jack Womack, Don Corely, Larry Lee, William Moody, Doug Comeaux, Bubba Sherill, and Kent Roark.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Beech Creek Baptist Church in Winn Parish with Bro. Jack McKeithen and Bro. Keith Roberson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Riser Funeral Home in Olla. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Our family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Brian Smith and all of the staff at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania, Louisiana for all of their love and care.