Keith was born in San Antonio, TX and died Sunday, August 1, 2021 at his daughter’s home. He died peacefully in his sleep.
As a young boy the Powdrill’s moved from San Antonio, TX to Huffman, TX on Lake Houston. Keith was proud of his accomplishment of never missing a day of school from kindergarten through 12th grade. He graduated in 1979 from Huffman Hargrave High School and attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
Keith then went on to live in Longmont, CO, and Cody, WY, before settling in Timpson, TX for the rest of his life.
Keith’s working career began at The Brown School in San Marcos, TX. He continued at Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX; Cody Ranch Resort, Cody, WY; and Railserve Inc., Longview, TX.
Keith enjoyed golfing, fishing at the pond, and bird watching. He looked forward to camping primitively and road trips where he often met up with longtime friends.
From an outpouring of his friend’s memories he was remembered as being “the connection, the glue that stuck his friends together.” Keith “made friends easily and he seemed to be the center of a wide circle of friends.”
At the Brown School in the 80’s and 90’s he was thought of as “a good friend and had a great rapport with the school population, the kids loved and respected him. He was the type of guy to leave a mark on colleagues even after he was gone.”
Keith’s infectious laugh and sly sense of humor brought smiles to the faces of family and friends. He had lots of adventures and good times over the years. Keith was a good neighbor and thought of as a brother to some. He loved to laugh and enjoyed life. He was remembered as someone who truly cared about others. Kara and Kylie were always his pride and joy.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents Howell Lee Powdrill and Geraldine (Gerry) Lovelady Powdrill and uncle Johnny Ray Renfro of Timpson, TX.
He leaves his daughters Kara Dannette Powdrill and Kylie Lynn Powdrill of Timpson, TX. Four grandsons, Easton Kent Lee Carroll, Boston Blake Lee George, Porter Blake Bush, and Kannon Drake Zamora. Sister, Melody Dannette Powdrill of Shreveport, LA; aunt, Marcia Jean Kesterson and husband Hollis of Longview, TX and aunt Louise Renfro of Timpson, TX. Keith also leaves behind numerous cousins and lifelong friends.
A visitation and time for Remembering Keith will be held Friday, August 6 from 4pm-7pm at Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Graves Dr, Timpson, TX 75975.
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