Funeral services for Sidney Keathley (Keath) Vosburg were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Golden Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Stone officiating. Internment followed at the Mer Rouge Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday August 3, 2013 at Golden Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 6, 1928 to the union of the late William Sidney and Mary Elizabeth Fulcher Vosburg and passed away August 1, 2013. Keath was an active member of Reily United Methodist Church, Collinston. Keath graduated from Mer Rouge High School in 1946, which included two years of Cadet Officer Training School from Northeast Junior College in Monroe. Keath worked many jobs in various places before graduating high school and read water meters for Peoples Water Service after graduation. When the Monsanto Chemical Company explosion occurred in Texas City that same year, Keath began working for them as a labor foreman making $1 an hour. In 1948, he began as a pipe-fitter helper with the International Paper Company in Bastrop, worked at the Texarkana Mill and retired in 1985 as Maintenance Superintendent at the Camden Mill. Keath was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Mt. Gerzim Lodge #54, Livingston Chapter #16, Morehouse Council #50, and a life-time member of the Camden #11 Free and Accepted Mason. Keath had a passion for travel, archeology, clock maintenance and repair and gardening. He traveled to many countries and particularly enjoyed the Holy Lands and any place with ancient ruins, collecting artifacts along the way. After retiring, he began working on clocks and became the “go-to guy” for any clock repair. Keath is survived by his wife of 57 years, Monnie Pogue Vosburg, daughter Wendell Swopes and husband Floyd of Calhoun, wife's son Dennis Morris and wife Charlotte of Texarkana, daughter Kaye Mann of Crossett, Ark., daughter Kerry Baker and husband Bill of Bastrop, son Kelly Vosburg and wife Paula of Bastrop; grandchildren Rachel Shackleford and husband Bryan of West Monroe, Christy Clark of Frisco, Texas, Laura Fuentes of Ball, Shaye Sanburn of Ball, Mark Stubbs and wife Renee of Denham Springs, Chris Stephenson and wife Renee of Bastrop, Mandie Grimmett of Galveston, Texas, Nick Vosburg of Monroe, Neil Vosburg of Ruston and a host of great and great,-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by grandchild, Ryan Vosburg, and sister, Jean Stump. Pallbearers were Jeff Shoemaker, Bryan Shackleford, Buddy Savage, Ed Justice, David Pipes and Jon Paul Carter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reily UMC, Collinston or charity of choice.