Keith Earthman

Keith Earthman, 78, passed away on April 3, 2019 in Olive Branch, Miss. Keith was born on Aug. 24, 1940 in Thalia, Texas and graduated from Vernon High School, where he was loved and respected by his classmates.

Following graduation from Texas Tech University in 1967, he spent 40 years working in the over-the-road freight industry as a local and regional manager in Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee, while enjoying baseball and fishing during his free time.

Keith was preceded in death by his father, Charles Earthman; his mother, Elizabeth (Whitten) Earthman, and his brother, Bobby Earthman. He is survived by his wife Nelle (Fields) Earthman of Olive Branch, Miss.; sister, Brenda (Earthman) Bardwell of Austin, Texas; son, Ben Earthman, and grandchildren, Emerson Earthman, Addison Earthman and Sloan Earthman of Denver, Colo.


  1. Mary Hill Taylor on April 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Nell, You may not even remember me. (We were in the same graduating class in high school. I was so sad for you when I read of Keith’s death. I have such pleasant memories of both of you, and I am sincerely sorry for what you are going through right now. I pray that God will bless you with HIS peace and comfort.

    • Holly Rogstad Boyter (Nelle's niece) on May 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Mary Hill – Thank you so much for your message. I read your message to Nelle. She sure appreciated it.
      Thanks again!

      Take care,
      Holly Boyter

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