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In Loving Memory

Keith Napoleon St. John

February 25, 1936 – March 31, 2021

Keith Napoleon St. John, 85, of Friendswood, passed away on March 31, 2021. Keith was born on February 25, 1936 to William Alexander and Flora (Piquette) St. John in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from Aitkin High School in 1954, he went on to join the United States Air Force where he was an Airman Second Class and Jet Fighter Crew Chief. Following the Air Force he graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Keith went on to lead an accomplished career for over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, as well as creating 2 patents, working as an instructor at several local colleges, and writing published articles.

In 1960, he met Charlene Gentry, and they wed on May 5, 1962, going on to have 2 sons, William Gentry St. John and Lance Todd St. John.

After retiring, Keith was an active lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed playing golf in his free time. In his most recent years, he was an active and beloved Grandpa and great grandfather.

Keith was preceded in death by his mother and father, William and Flora St. John, his son William St. John, and 5 of his siblings. He is survived by his wife Charlene St. John, his son Lance St. John, 3 granddaughters, 6 great grandchildren, and 2 siblings, Shirley Phelan and Roger St. John.

Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 12, 2021, with the rosary to begin at 10:30 A.M at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.  A memorial mass will follow at 11:00 A.M., with Rev James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the St. John family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com

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4 thoughts on “Keith Napoleon St. John”

  1. Maegan Collins

    Our beloved grandfather and great grandfather! I’m so sorry Grandma, we love you so much! Thank you both for being such incredible grandparents.

  2. Michael and Holly Beckman

    We will truly miss seeing Keith wave to us from his garage as we pass by everyday on our way to and coming home from work. As our neighbor x16 years, we affectionately called Mr.Keith the Energizer Bunny as he was always going. He loved walking ‘Charlie’ and Bella to TCBY, Subway or just down the street on nice evenings. Since losing Bella, Keith was excited about his newly adopted senior pup and was just as eager to introduce her to neighbors with Charlie. Keith had bright friendly eyes, a huge smile, a big wave and a genuine ‘Hello’ for everyone who passed by. May you Rest In Peace, sweet spirit, Mr.Keith.
    With much love and fondness,
    Michael, Holly, Michelle,Amy,and Troy Beckman

  3. My sincere condolences to Charlene, Lance and the family. May the Lord hold you close during this time .

  4. Dee Ann Graham

    So I met the St. John’s back when I was in HS and I became friends with Bill. He, my ex and I were the 3 amigos going everywhere together. Some of my best memories was going over to the St. John’s and listen to Keith (Bill gave his dad a nickname “Bird” and I’ve always called him that)and his boys try to one up the other. I’ve never laughed as hard as I did there. It was like a free comedy club at their house. I’m grateful to have known both Bill and Bird. I can only imagine those two now laughing and having a good time up there. Charlene, I’m sorry for your loss. My condolences.

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