Keith L. Hargrove
It is with great sadness the family of Keith L. Hargrove Jr. announces his passing after a brief illness, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Corpus Christi, at the age of 65 years. Keith’s life was guided by his loving and loyal nature. He was a devoted husband and a proud father and “Opa.” He was an avid sportsman, angler and SCUBA diver who had a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Keith was born in Bryan, in 1951 and graduated from Texas A&M University (Class of 1974). Although his heart always belonged in Texas, he moved to Auburn, CA in 1984 to take a position as vice president of manufacturing and technology with Farmer’s Rice Cooperative and retired after 29 years of service. Throughout his time in California, he was actively involved in coaching in the Auburn Little League Baseball Program, Placer Junior Hillmen Football Team and a board member and race official for the Auburn Ski Club. His lifelong love of the sea inspired Keith’s retirement to the Coastal Bend area in his beloved state of Texas where he was an active member of the Brotherhood of the Coast, Coastal Conservation Association (Redfish Bay Chapter), and a board member of the Aransas Pass Yacht Club. Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Lynn; his two children Scott and Amanda (Ty) Vrudny; his grandchildren Kaylyn and Tyler Vrudny; by his parents Evelyn Jean and Keith L. Hargrove Sr.; and his sisters Janet (Greg) Baumbach and Nancy Hargrove. Keith will also be forever remembered by his niece and nephew Shelley and Ryan (Megan) Acker; mother-in-law Myra Guarino and brother-in-law Kim Guarino as well as his extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Maurice and June Hargrove and John and Louise Campbell, and his father- in-law Peter Guarino. A celebration of Keith’s life was held Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Aransas Pass Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Texas or Spirit of Aransas Pass Fishing with Vets Tournament in memory of Keith L. Hargrove Jr.