Mr. Keith Allen Dusenbery

Mr. Keith Allen Dusenbery

September 8, 1939 - November 12, 2017

Mr. Keith Allen Dusenbery

September 8, 1939 - November 12, 2017


Keith Allen Dusenbery, age 78, of Pleasant View Tennessee, passed away at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, November 12, 2017, with his family by his side.

Keith was born on September 8, 1939 to Laird and Cornelia (DuPuis) Dusenbery in Flint, Michigan. For many years he was a successful residential builder at Higgins Lake Michigan and a spent 19 years with the Gerrish Township Volunteer Fire Department. Keith was a wonderful man, loving husband and father. He was well respected and liked by many.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Judy (Cobb) of Pleasant View, Tennessee; children: Rick (Michelle) Dusenbery of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Jannine (Gus) DiFiore of Gallatin, Tennessee; three grandchildren: Bella, Nicholas and Carly DiFiore; and brother Dale (Elaine) Dusenbery of Gulf Shores, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Sgt: Dennis Dusenbery.

The family will celebrate Keith’s life at a later date.

Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family and online condolences may be made at

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10 responses to Mr. Keith Allen Dusenbery

  1. Don Selon says:

    Rest in Peace my friend. I have so many memories over the past 40 some years that it is hard to narrow them down to a few – Higgins Lake, my house which you built, neighbors in Cayman, your family, Judy, Jannine, Rick, and Dennis and I have to include Gus. We had some great Fourth of July parties in and around your pool and the Cayman experience was truly a high point of my life. I am lifting a glass of Dickel as a toast to your life and our friendship.

  2. Judy and family. Joffer and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of a very good friend Keith. R.I.P. We will miss you.

  3. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Keith but, yet overjoyed of his going home to the Lord. My deepest condolences and prayers to Judy and all of the family. Much love- Christi Underwood

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I had great respect and admiration for Uncle Keith. Many of my fondest memories go way back to when you lived in Flint. When we would come visit, he would welcome us by picking us up and throwing us in the air. He was so strong it seemed like we were feathers to him. I remember him showing us a trick his dog could do, putting out cigarettes. How easily entertained we are as kids! I witnessed him help my Dad transform our house in Flint with his talent in carpentry and building. Uncle Keith also taught me how to water ski. I remember him telling me to sit on the back of my skiis and let the boat (with my Dad at the helm) do all the work. Of course, I pulled on the rope and stood up too fast, but he and Dad were patient and got me up! The last time I saw Uncle Keith, you were living in Roscommon. My husband and I were up there camping and we came by to visit with our small children. Uncle Keith was so sweet and kind to them. He took them swimming and played with them in the pool. His soft spot for children was obvious to me. I will always remember him as a strong yet quiet and gentle man. Like my Dad, he was a man of few words, but he left a lasting impression of kindness with me. I hope these memories can give you some comfort in your grief. Please know your loved one will always be remembered for kind and loving deeds.

  5. I new Keith as a neighbor boy. His brother Dale and I were close buddies, I have many fond memories of those days, as boys we would play catch, shoot Marbles, Keith would always win at Marbles. We had other enjoyable times, such as going to Ballenger Park. We especially liked the Ice Cream Socials and Thursday night movies. The Dusenberry”s were one of the first in the Neighborhood having a TV. We liked the Lone Ranger, then we would go outside and play “Cowboys and Indians. Some times I would be invited “Up North” to their cottage. We caught Sunfish and Perch. I was so fortunate to have them as my friends. I will always cherish those days. Love to the family

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