Roosevelt Keitt affectionately known as Daddy, Grandpa, Keitt, Cop, Unc and Pop. He was the fourth child of six children born to McKinley and Ida Robinson Keitt of Bowman, SC. Due to their parents' untimely death The Keitt children were reared by their aunts the late Rose Keitt, Annie B, Void and Hattie Johnson. As a teenager Roosevelt attended Bethune Bowman High School, later moved to Queens, NY to love with two older siblings Thomas and Annie B. Keitt. Upon arriving to New York, Roosevelt recognized his talent for fixing things. He enrolled into the vocational school, he was well on his way to establishing a successful career as a mechanic.
The year was 1962, Roosevelt was working at an auto repair shop when a special young lady caught his eye. He asked his co-worker, York Hardwick Jr. "who's that girl?" York replied, "that's my cousin Easter. York later invited Roosevelt to his house to meet the young, sexy and vivacious Easter M. Scott. They were instantly attracted to each other. They dated for about a year and on July 6, 1963 were married. Easter and Roosevelt's union were blessed with two beautiful children, Bernard and Alice Denise. Roosevelt's legacy still continues through his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Roosevelt's career in mechanical engineering allowed him the opportunity to work for various reputable companies. He along with two brothers George and Sam Vogt opened up their own auto repair shop as well as a full time job. The struggle was real, but bring the diligent hard worker with impeccable work ethnics, he never called in sick nor was he ever late to work. The year was 2000, Roosevelt retired from the New York Times (APA) and relocated home to Bowman, SC. Once returning home, he continued to repair small engines, lawn mowers and weed eaters.
His mechanical career was his passion. He loved to work on machines as hobby. It wasn't long before other recoginized his talents as well. Roosevelt continue to do what he loved until his illness rendered him incapable of performing.
Three sibling preceded Roosevelt in death; Thomas Keitt, Virginia Keitt-Capers and Gladys Keitt-Walker.
Roosevelt leaves to mourn his wife of 55 years Easter Scott-Keitt, a son Bernard Keitt (Karen), Salisbury, NC; a daughter Alice Keitt-Drayton (Anthony), Lexington, SC. One sister Annie B. Carby Bowman, SC.. One brother George Keitt, Augusta, GA. Genadchildren, Jamiel Gray, Brittanny Keitt-Fraizer (Oscar), Tiffany Kekitt, Anthony (Tre) Drayton, (Neia) Thompson fiancee and Selvon Drayton. Great grnads, Xavier Frazier, William Fraizer, Tayvia Watford as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.