Frederick “Keith” Haywood, 71, of Angier died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield after a battle with diabetes.
Born on Nov. 22, 1946, in Moore County, he was raised in the small Sandhill’s town of Ellerbe and was the son of the late Elmo and Irene Haywood.
Mr. Haywood graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1970 from North Carolina State University. He worked with CP& L for 26 years as an electrical engineer. During that time he was project and senior engineer in the Fuquay-Varina and Raleigh areas, until his retirement in 1996. He then worked contract projects for five years in the Triangle area and Fayetteville. He served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed at Fort Greeley, Alaska, for two years. He was an active member for many years at Angier Baptist Church and a Boy Scout leader in the community. He also served on the board at the Angier Recreation Club for over 15 years. He was an amateur photographer for family and friends. He enjoyed traveling and sight-seeing, especially in the mountains.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Angier Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service, at the church. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of almost 49 years, Frances O’Quinn Haywood of Angier; daughter, Joyce Renn Andrews and husband Rodney of Clayton; son, George Keith Haywood and wife Jennifer Dupree Haywood of Four Oaks; and grandchildren, Blake and Kyle Andrews, Brooklyn and Kelsey Haywood.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the American Diabetes Association or SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home.
Frederick ‘Keith’ Haywood