March 21, 1944 ~ September 11, 2021

Born in: Fort Wayne, IN
Resided in: Anderson, IN

Keith E. Chamness Jr., age 77, of Anderson, passed away at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital on September 11, 2021. He was born on March 21, 1944 to the late Keith E. Chamness Sr. and Lillie N. (Baker) Chamness.

Keith was an absolute friend to everyone. He was the guy that would give you the shirt off his back immediately if you needed it. Everyone who knew him loved him. He was always there for his children and grandchildren, never saying no. He took care of his family and was an extremely devoted husband. He served as a member of the Jehovah’s Witness North Congregation in Anderson for 60+ years. Keith was a master carpenter and could literally build anything you asked him to. He loved camping and anything to do with the outdoors. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judy Chamness; children Eric Chamness (Lynda), Lorri Harris, and Megan Chamness (Mike); grandchildren Autumn Marqua (Alex), Travis Greve (Brittany), Hayden Greve (Shelby), Connor Melton, Spencer Melton (Heather), Jada Melton, Elainea Chamness, and Leeah Stafford; great-grandchildren William Gauthier, Emily Greve, Addison Greve, Walker Greve, Braylon Melton, and Madilyn Melton; and siblings Allen, Carol, and Pam; along with several nieces, nephews, and special friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above, daughters Andrea and Dana Chamness, and brothers Robert and Paul Chamness.

Cremation was chosen through Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Ill miss you keith! We had alot of good times over the years. Im glad you aren’t suffering any longer. Peace and love. Your sis in law, Beth❤️

  3. Connor my friend, I am so sorry for your loss. Please, if you need to talk, cry or just sit, let me know! May he be dancing around that campfire with the angels

  4. Our love and prayers to the family. We love our Greve family as well as the rest of you by extension. Sorry for the loss you have experienced. Keith sounds like he was a wonderful man.

    Jim and Melissa Dodge
    (Hayden Greve’s in-laws)

    • Keith was my times and played a big part in my construction career here at Brandt Construction! He was with us for well over twenty years before his retirement, and left a lasting impression on all of us! He could and always did work circles around men way younger. Knowing Keith as I did I know he is in a much better place now. The Keith and Garland crew tonight me so much, and then gave me the blues later down the road on my projects. They helped me get to the Superintendent level, and then harassed me once I was. We missed you greatly after retirement and will continue to do so after your homecoming my friend! Love ya brother!

  5. Bill wehrling keith and i started with Brandt at the same time . Keith was a great guy love working with. him learned a lot from keith rest in peace my friend .

  6. Dear Judy, Allen and I just found out about his dearest older brother. We wish we could do more but await him and the rest of the family in the resurrection when things are brand new again. Your greif I can’t imagine and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With Love from Allen and I, Keith and Michael
    Melissa Chamness

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