Mr. Keith Eugene Quertermous left this Earth on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 while at his family’s residence in Gassville, Arkansas. Born on January 12, 1960 in East Praire, Missouri to Harry Franklin and Cledith Norma (Hise) Quertermous, he was 53 years old.
Keith grew up in West Plains, Missouri where he graduated high school and joined the Navy in 1978. After his Honorable Discharge from the Navy he married his high school sweetheart Karen Kay on February 16, 1979. Together they had three children: Shaun Ryan, Sheina Kay, and Samantha Jean. Keith worked in Flippin, Arkansas for 19 years as the Service Manager over the Tire & Lube Express department.
Mr. Quertermous was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He also greatly loved and often participated in 1740-1780 period reinactments where he handmade his own period correct gear. He loved bowling with his son Shaun, and their friends on Tuesday nights. Keith was very proud of his first 200 game he received after nearly 20 years of the sport. And everybody knew not to bother him during his wrestling shows, especially WWE’s Monday Night Raw.
Gene, as he sometimes went by, was a very family oriented man. He was a loving Son, Brother, Husband and Father. He loved spending time eating popcorn and laughing with his grandson, Alex. Once in a while you might even catch him break out into dance.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister in 1964, infant brother in 1969 and his brother Steven Dewayne in 2009, as well as his Grandparents.
Mr. Quertermous is survived by his wife Karen Quertermous of Gassville, his mother Cledith Hise and step father JT Hise of West Plains, his father Harry Quertermous of Illinois, his children Shaun Quertermous and his wife Crystal of Gassville, Sheina Quertermous and her husband Chad of Mountain Home, and Samantha Quertermous-Williams and her husband John of Gassville/California Naval Base, his grandson Steven Alexander Quertermous of Gassville, his brother Frank Wesley of Caruthersville, his two sisters Kimberlee of West Plains and Cheryl of Houston, his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in the Roller Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2013 from Noon to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Interment will be at Kirby’s Tucker Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home.