Jeffrey “Jeff” Keyes

October 2, 1959 - January 3, 2022
Jeffrey “Jeff” Keyes

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Jeffrey “Jeff” Keyes, 62 of East Liverpool passed Monday January 3rd, 2022 after a lengthy battle with his health.

He was born October 2nd, 1959 in East Liverpool. Jeff was the son of the late David and Joann (Monroe) Keyes. He grew up and attended school at East Liverpool. At 15, he dedicated himself to working; he spent many years at a number of potteries in the area including Homer Laughlin.  He spent the last 10 years of his work at David Anderson High School as a custodian.

Jeff loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time camping and fishing. Most of all, he loved his family. In his later years he could be found surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, with the love of his life Darlene Hockenberry by his side for the last 25 years.
Jeff will be greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him. Whether you knew him as a friend, father, Uncle, pappy or pappy G, he had a profound impact on your life.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Ronald Keyes and Mike Keyes.

He is survived by his children: his daughter Misty Keyes, who lit up his world and her companion, Brian Kopras who he thought of as a son, his son Shawn Keyes, who was his best friend, and his daughter Jenna Greathouse, who he loved dearly; also by his fiancé, partner, companion, and truly other half, Darlene Hockenberry.

He is also survived by his brother David Keyes and sister Victoria Menard: his 1st and longest friends; and Barney Diddle who was his best friend, but thought of and loved as a brother, and
his grandchildren, Dillon, Desarae, Lacey, Byron, Gavin, and Abbygail, and his great grandchildren, Ariana, Josephine, Zaidyn, Courtlynn and Ariayl. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his happiness and his whole heart giving him great amounts of joy.

Jeff’s care has been entrusted to the Martin Chapel of CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists in Calcutta.

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  • January 06, 2022
    Jackie Plumley says:
    Sending all my love and strength to the family! Love you always Jeff! RIP

  • January 06, 2022
    Jim Martinelli says:
    All my love to the wonderful and loving family of Jeff and my sorrow at Jeff’s passing but admiration at the valiant battle with his health. One that encourages me in mine. Love to you Darlene as your heart breaks..

  • January 06, 2022
    Jim Martinelli says:
    My love to the wonderful family that surrounded Jeff with special prayers to his beloved Darlene

  • January 07, 2022
    James Carroll says:
    Jeff was and incredible man. It was a pleasure to get to know, laugh with and get those dad talks occasionally. The world is a little less fun without you but making you laugh and you calling me an idiot while chuckling, may be some of the greatest memories I will always cherish.

  • January 07, 2022
    Kelly Howard says:
    My most sincere condolences to Jeff's family and many friends. I send you prayers for strength and comfort through this hard time.