CHARLESTON - Keith Charles Strout, 87, the husband of Lucille (Allen) Strout, died peacefully Aug. 2, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility after a long illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Charleston, son of Milford and Addie Mae (Robbins) Strout.
He attended Higgins Classical Institute and joined the Navy, Jan. 5, 1945. Upon returning to Charleston, he was a self-employed chicken farmer, managed his woodlot and was a civil service cook at the air base in Charleston. He finished his career working for the State of Maine Correctional Department, Charleston. He enjoyed the years with his grandson's and following their sports. He was a Red Sox fan and all the neighbors admired Keith's garden. He was a member of Charleston Historical Society and a communicant of Our Lady of the Snows, Dover-Foxcroft.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 64 years are two children, Judy (Strout) Bushway and husband, Rodney, of Troy, Ala., and Jeffery Strout of Charleston; and two grandsons, Seth and wife, Erichka, of Glenburn, and Tristan and girlfriend, Erica Lyford, of Brownville. Keith was one of 10 siblings. He is survived by three brothers, Paul and wife, Lois, of Bangor, Maurice and wife, Marilyn, of Millinocket, and Donald and wife, Lorayne, of Corinth; three sisters, Barbara Hopkins of Eastbrook, Muriel Sawyer of Pembrook and Nathalie Trafton of Corinth; sister-in-law, Barbara Strout of Corinth; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by three brothers, Norman, Malcolm and Robert.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth. A Mass of Christian burial will held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Dover-Foxcroft. Burial will be after the service at Puddledock Cemetery, Charleston. Those who wish may make donations in Keith's memory to Our Lady of the Snows, P.O. Box 193, Dexter, ME 04930-0193; or
. Please visit www.ThompsonFuneralHome.org