Keith Alexander Greenfield, 75 of Griffin, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Keith was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on November 4, 1944. He attended St. Louis High School in Mt. Clemens where he graduated in 1962. He then went on to graduate from Wayne State University, Detroit, in 1967. Keith married his high school sweetheart, Louise (Nickie) Snay, at the St. Louis Catholic Church on July 28, 1967. He then enlisted in the United States Army in September 1967, becoming a 1st Lieutenant and serving in South Korea at the DMZ.
After his discharge from the military in 1970, Keith began his professional career with Marathon Oil. Keith and his family moved to Georgia in 1975 and eventually to Griffin in 1978 when Keith went to work for OK Oil. Keith later became President of OK Oil (now PetroSouth) before going into business for himself in 1996, owning and operating four convenience stores in the greater Griffin area.
Keith had many passions in life. He was a devout Catholic, serving as an Altar Boy in his youth and later as a Lector for over 30 years at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Griffin. He was an avid walker, usually walking 5 miles per day. He also was an enthusiastic outdoorsman, camper, and hiker, completing over 600 miles of the Appalachian Trail. During his life, Keith proudly donated over 16 gallons of blood. He was a lover of music and memorabilia, and could often be seen driving through town in his 1966 burgundy Ford Mustang convertible.
Of all his passions, none were as important as his family. He was the quintessential Patriarch, a loving provider and wonderful family man. He is survived by Nickie Greenfield, his wife of 52 years, and their three children, Jean (Chris) Godat of Griffin, Bob (Cary) Greenfield of Brunswick, and Tom Greenfield of Rutledge. He was affectionately known as Yagi to his nine grandchildren, whom he loved dearly: William (17), Claire (16), Matthew (14), Sam (11), and Margaret (11) Godat; Alex (15) and Luke (13) Greenfield; and Jack (15) and Mary Patrick (13) Greenfield. Additional survivors include his sister Linda (Dale) Fiebelkorn of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, as well as many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Mary Greenfield, and sister Janet Greenfield.
Visitation will be Monday, November 11 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1323 MacAurthur Drive, Griffin.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Griffin, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Michael J Fox Parkinson Foundation for research
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1323 MacArthur Drive, Griffin GA 30224