Keith B. Logue beloved husband, father, and friend, passed from an earthly to a heavenly life in Longview, Texas on April 2, 2023. He was born on September 22, 1954, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to L. Harold Logue and Lucille Blackledge Logue. Keith was a lefty and grew tall with jet black hair and a ready smile. He liked playing sports, fishing, hunting, exploring the National Military Park, and living near "Ol' Man River". As a teen, he mowed neighbors' lawns and worked at a local grocery store, making enough money to buy his first car. He later graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1972 as a member of the National Honor Society.
Keith went on to enroll at the nearby Hinds Community College and a year later at Mississippi State University in the cooperative education program. He studied engineering at MSU and worked alternating semesters at the Southern Company in Birmingham, Alabama. While at MSU, he was elected president of the student section of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, was selected as a member of Pi Tau Sigma (honorary mechanical engineering), and was inducted into the Engineering School Hall of Fame. He graduated May 1978, as part of the centennial class.
After college, Keith was recruited by Eastman to work as a project engineer in Longview, Texas. It was there that he met his one true love, Susan Kay Roquemore, who was also recruited by Eastman from Baylor. They were married on April 19, 1980. The family was completed after the birth of a daughter and then a son with Susan as their stay-at-home mom. Keith often had them laughing with his funny remarks, mispronunciations, and "mostly" true stories. He could fix almost anything and seldom needed a repairman.
Keith enjoyed working at Eastman and was licensed in the minimum years as a Texas Professional Engineer. Also active in the community, he volunteered for United Way, Junior Achievement, the Longview Child Development Center, and Longview Boys Baseball. He was the first male PTA president at LISD Hudson PEP Elementary. He looked forward to driving the kids to school and was always proud and amazed by their progress.
He and the family were longtime members of First Baptist Church in Longview. He assisted Susan in teaching 2nd grade Sunday school for many years and was an integral part of church ministry. He later served as chairman of the deacons. He and Susan are current members of Longview Missionary Baptist.
Furthering his education, Keith commuted after work to UT Tyler and earned a master's degree in business. He then pursued teaching and later was awarded a 5-year pin by LeTourneau University as an evening adjunct professor.
Keith later accepted a transfer with Eastman to Batesville, Arkansas where he and the family prospered in the smaller town for four years until transferring back to Longview. He was glad to again be near all things East Texas and the family farm.
After 32 years of dedicated service, Keith retired from Eastman. Home life, hobbies, and traveling with Susan became his new priority. He never wavered in his honesty and loyalty to the people he touched and was quick to help those in need. This included a longtime association with Mississippi State University as an alumnus and president of the East Texas chapter. Keith had a passion for MSU sports especially women's basketball and with Susan attended their Final Four tournaments in Dallas, Texas and Columbus, Ohio.
Those left to celebrate Keith's life are his cherished wife, Susan; daughter, Kimberly in Arkansas; son, Kyle (Brooke) in North Carolina; granddaughter, Emma; a sister, Mary; brothers, Michael (Becki) and Louis; and numerous in-laws; nieces; nephews; cousins; work and church friends.
A Life Celebration® funeral service for Keith Logue will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023 in The Chapel of The Cammack Family Welch Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023 in the Garden Court of The Cammack Family Welch Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made at reelrecovery.org to support free fishing retreats for men battling cancer.