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Jimmy Keeth 1967-2005
This post goes out to
"Sprocket" who has requested some Jimmy Keeth video.
These particular clips came from the 1987 Hartford Open on April
18, 1987. Jimmy was 19 years old then, and qualified 2nd. This was
the semi-final match of the day, where Jimmy knocked off Marshall
Holman 210-203, but later lost to Bob Handley 247-201. Keeth took
home $12,000 for his efforts. On the PBA, Keeth is the owner of
one title, the Tums Classic - 4/18/92.
As far as Keeth is concerned these days, looks like he is bowling
out of the south region, and cashed in a few national events in
the 2003-04 season. Perhaps there is another member here who could
fill us in about further information regarding Jimmy Keeth.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the look back at Jimmy Keeth:
Since I created this
posting, it is with great sadness that I have learned that Jimmy
Keeth passed away suddenly on 11/30/2005. The following is
an obituary from the Palm Beach Post. My condolences go out
all of his family and friends.
|Rex Thayer of Boynton Beach
fondly remembers how his step-son Jimmy Keeth would react
after bowling one of his many 300 games -- or rather, how he
"It was just and everyday thing for him. He wanted
everybody to think, 'so what?'" Thayer said. "He
tried to be gruff, but everyone that really knew him knew he
wasn't that way at all."
Mr. Keeth, a former member of the Professional Bowlers
Association, suffered a massive heart attack on Thanksgiving
and passed away last night at Hospice of Palm Beach County.
He was 38.
"He was the best, and everybody loved him," said
his younger brother, Bobby Keeth, of Wellington.
"(People) always loved to watch him bowl. They just
loved to be around him."
Mr. Keeth was born in Michigan but lived in Lake Worth and
West Palm Beach for 35 years. Neither Mr. Keeth nor anyone
in his immediate family had a history of heart problems. Mr.
Keeth suffered the heart attack around 2 p.m. while he was
alone in his home, and he called 911 himself. He was a PBA
member from 1986 to 2004, where his hard throws earned him
the nickname "The Rocket."