Keith graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1951, where he was an All-America member of the basketball team. He graduated from Emporia State with a BS in Business. While at Emporia State he was a member of the basketball team and owned the Bald Eagle Bar…. quite the popular hangout of the college students. During that time, he entered the Army and served in the Special Forces as a member of the Fort Leonard Wood basketball team. After serving two years, he returned to Emporia State and completed his education. Upon completion of his education, Keith went to work for State Farm Insurance as an adjuster in Chanute where he met his bride Sandra Mills. They were married and had two children, Debra and Mark. In the 1960s, Keith held management positions at the Chanute Country Club and became Vice President of Kustom Electronics. From there, Keith started his own business and purchased Goya and Greco guitars from Kustom Electronics. In 1976 he purchased Jack Nead’s Pro Shop and changed the name to Big Dude’s Music City in Kansas City. Keith owned music stores in Joplin, Wichita and Pittsburg during the mid to late 70s. Around 1979 Keith had a stroke and remained in Chanute until 2001, then moved to Kansas City where he lived until his death.
Keith was an avid poker player, golfer and story teller.
Surviving are his two children, Mark Dodd and wife ,Toni, Kansas City, Mo.; Debra Lindquist and husband, John, Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Gino Dodd, John Lindquist, Ally Lindquist, Erik Lindquist. He is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Inez Dodd.
Private viewing for the family is being held at Charter Funerals in Shawnee Mission. Memorial contributions may be made to Missouri Veterans Home Assistance League, 1111 Euclid Cameron, MO 64429.