Jimmy Keith Sears passed away surrounded by family, friends and neighbors on Jan. 24, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. He was born May 29, 1955, in Ardmore. He is survived by his partner, Bill Lish, of Dallas, Texas; siblings, Peggy and husband, Ron Reeder, of Ardmore; Linda and husband, Kevin Cryer, of Kingston; Beverly and husband, Danny Doggett, of Joshua, Texas; Lorene Howard, of Marietta; Melba Erwin, of Kingston; Leo and wife, Margaret Sears, of Wilson; Lonnie and wife, Pearlene Sears, of Ardmore; Jackie and wife, Arelene of Cleburne, Texas; and great-nephew, Jakobi Johnson, whom he loved as his own. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Keith graduated from Springer High School in 1973. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he attended Murray State College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He was a long-time employee of Xerox. He retired after spending several years employed by Fluor Corporation in Iraq.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Barnett and Vallie (nee Camp) Sears; brother, Johnnie Sears; niece, Tammy Sears; and nephews, Claude Howard and Nathan Harrison.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17. Family and friends will meet between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Candlewood Suites, 2602 Rina Park Road, Ardmore, OK 73401 for refreshments. After meeting and visiting, we will proceed to Russett Cemetery, which will take about 45 minutes, for a memorial service and the burial of his ashes.
Keith was a kind, loving, generous man who was respected and loved by all who knew him. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories at the graveside.
Memorial gifts can be made in memory of Keith to Texas SPCA at spca.org/memorialgiving or mailed to 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212. In either case, please indicate to whom an acknowledgement should be sent.