B. Keith Rabe, Sr., age 53, of Point, died Sunday April 08, 2012 at Baylor Medical Center Dallas. Keith was born on January 22, 1959, in Wills Point, the son of Benny and Jonnie Brumit Rabe. He and Penny Cason Rabe were married in Point on May 9, 1981. They were married 31 years.
He was a graduate from Rains High School. He was a retired electrician and a grandaddy baby sitter by choice. Keith was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints in Wills Point. Keith served 14 1/2 years in the Army National Guard. He also, served 4 years in the Seabee's Naval Reserve, where he met his life-long best friends, Richard and Randy Porter. He loved to fish and spent many weekends and nights at dirt track races with Phillip Cason and Larry Northcutt. He had a very special uncle he spent many hours with, "Unc" D. J. Rabe. Being an electrician he donated many hours of service to the community, including the building of the RYSA baseball complex. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and son-in-law. He lovingly devoted all of his spare time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Penny Rabe of Point; sons, Brian Keith Rabe, Jr. and wife, Erin of Roanoke and Benjamin Keith Rabe and wife, Lindsay of Point; daughters, Jonnie Elizabeth Rabe Gaddis and husband, Jason of Point and Samantha Jane Rabe and husband, Tony Jackson; father, Benny Rabe and wife, Barbara of Point, mother and father-in-law, Leroy and Betty Cason; brothers, Randy Rabe and wife, Lisa of Klondike and Billy Mark Rabe and wife Kerri of Commerce. 11 grandchildren, Keifer, Ashlyn, Allison, Mason, Raegan, Dylan, Joanna, Kalli, Kyle "Tadpole", Maggie and K. J.; many adopted children, Jessica Beggs and many others throughout the years; .
Preceded in death by: mother, Jonnie Lou Brumit Rabe; brother, Tommy Doyle Rabe; stepmother, Bernice Rabe; grandparents and granny Mag.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p. m. April 12, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints in Wills Point. A private family visitation will be at noon, an open visitation will be from 2:30 pm untill time for the service at 4:00 pm.