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David Keith Kenemer

November 16, 1944 — March 29, 2024

David Keith Kenemer, 79, of Calhoun, went home to be with Christ, his Lord and Savior, on Good Friday, March 29th, surrounded by loving family. He was born November 16, 1944, in Highland Park, Michigan, to the late David L. and Laura Edna Kenemer.

Keith is survived by his wife, Maryann Leatherwood Kenemer; son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Ellen Kenemer of Apollo Beach, Florida; sister, Karen Kenemer of Dalton; brother, Bruce Kenemer of Rocky Face; granddaughter, Grace Noel Kenemer.

He loved to garden, restore things, mentor, teach and talk. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family very much and desired the very best for them. Keith spent his life in service for his Lord. He studied to "show himself approved unto God a workman that needed not to be ashamed" at Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, TN. He completed his study at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, earning a 2-year Master of Religious Education degree. He used this knowledge in churches as Director of Christian Education. His passion was to train churches to use their Sunday School as an Evangelism tool and a place to build relationships with those who didn't know the Lord, leading them to the study of God's word and coming to know Jesus.

He especially loved to converse and interact with the mentally and emotionally challenged. He was so tender and caring with them. He called them God's special people.

However, he had no compassion for churches that didn't do God's work God's way, those who wanted to follow tradition instead of God's Word, and those who wanted to remain inwardly focused instead of outwardly focused as Christ's life showed us to be. For several years, he traveled doing what he called Sunday School Revivals to awaken churches to follow Christ's command to make Disciples.

He was a very unique man with unique gifts to serve the church. Sometimes, God led him to churches that listened, learned, and grew; other times, to churches that failed to heed the message. He had so much to give, but few would receive. This grieved his heart but he kept his focus continually on the task from the Lord. When he heard of the death of a faithful Christian leader he often quoted the words of Dr. George Truett, "The mighty cedar of the Forest has fallen! Who will come and take his place." Who will take Keith's place?

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 1:00 PM from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Father Don Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Chandler. Pallbearers are Jim Leatherwood, Mark Leatherwood, Will Leatherwood, Steve Pate, Chuck Brock, and  Shaun Prather.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Keith's memory to "Samaritan's Purse" or "Joni and Friends" on this website page.


Psalm 116:15: "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants."


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