Keith Richardson was born
Dec. 30, 1930, in Eustis, Fla., to Ivan E. and Pearl Goodson Richardson.
Keith died of cancer Oct. 18, 2013, in Palliative Care at LRMC, Lakeland, Fla.
Keith’s early years were in Lake County. He came to Bartow in 1942 and graduated from Summerlin Institute in the class of 1948. After high school he attended the University of Florida, became a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps and started his engineering career with Jesse V. Boyles PE. During his time with Jesse Boyles he acquired his Registered land Surveyor and Professional Engineers License.
He began his road building career with Mac Asphalt Corp. in Lakeland. When APAC Corp. bought Mac Asphalt he became president of the Sarasota Division of APAC eventually becoming regional vice president. Keith retired from APAC in 1995 and started a consulting engineering firm. He was a founding member and played an active role in Scott Lake Baptist Church in Lakeland.
He is preceded in death his mother and father, brother Dr. Kenneth W. Richardson and sister, Gail Bailden.
He is survived by his wife Joan Burris; daughter, Kathy Mann; son, E.K. Jr. “Rick” (Kitty); six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Ivan (Glenda) Richardson Jr.
A memorial service at Scott Lake Baptist Church will be held at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Scott Lake Baptist Church Building Fund, 5811 Scott Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33813 or Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, 2590 Blvd.NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881.
Siegler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.