Chad Keeth, age 37, died on Friday, November 25, 2017, in Amarillo, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Kenneth W. Tidmore, pastor and Terrell Jones, pastor of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery in Clayton, New Mexico by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.
Chad Keeth was born on December 4, 1979 in Clayton, New Mexico to Randy Keeth and Brownell (Birdwell) Keeth. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1999. Chad attended Cross Creek K9 Training Academy in South Carolina in 2003 where he became a Master K9 Trainer. He married Amaris (Sanchez) Keeth on December 27, 2003. His daughter Brandy who he refereed to as his angel, his wife and all his family were very important to him. He loved his family and he loved to make people laugh. Chad was very talented and was very good at everything that he did and he was very artistic and creative. He enjoyed helping people and had a very good heart and loved the Lord. Chad owned and operated Keeth Trusty K9 Training Academy where he trained search and rescue dogs, drug dogs, Cadaver Searching dogs, protection dogs and many others, he always enjoyed the challenge of training dogs that others believed were unable to train. Chad was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; Vaughn Howard Keeth on February 4, 2015, maternal grandfather; Brownie Birdwell on April 29, 1999, maternal grandmother; Mary Birdwell on February 20, 2015, his aunt; Shirley Birdwell Smith on September 5, 1984 and by a cousin Brandon Keeth in 2005.
WIFE: Amaris Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.
DAUGHTER: Brandy Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.
PARENTS: Randy and Brownell Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.
SISTER: Jerra Riley and her husband Solon of Clayton, New Mexico.
BROTHER: Justin Keeth and his wife Lynette of Clayton, New Mexico.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Joy and I.C. Thomas of Whitney, Texas and Mary Lou Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.
4 NIECES & NEPHEWS: Shailee Keeth, Cole Keeth, Braelynn Riley and Creed Riley.
MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Chad’s Memory to a college fund for his daughter Brandy in care of the Farmers and Stockmans Bank in Clayton.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
First United Methodist Church
200 N. Fifth Ave
Clayton, NM 88415