May 27, 2013 9:23 AM by Ian Auzenne
The first chief of the Richard Volunteer Fire Department has died. Funeral services for Robert Keith will be held this morning at 10:30 at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Richard. Keith died last Thursday. He was 78.
Keith helped organize the Richard Volunteer Fired Department in 1985. In addition to his service with the RVFD, Keith was a veteran of the United States Air Force. During his 20-year military career, he served as a Tech Sergeant Frefighter and received an Air Force Commendation.