Keith Ezell
August 16, 1964 - March 15, 2023

Keith Wayne Ezell, lovingly known as EZ, 58 years young went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 15, 2023. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 16, 1964, and was later raised in Welch, West Virginia. In 1982, after high school, he joined the Marine Corps and served his country. During his service, he spent time on the Peace Keeping Force in Beirut and survived the Beirut Bombing. After his time in the military, he settled in Iredell County and started his family. Through the years, he lived in many different places from Florida to Massachusetts but returned to Jacksonville, North Carolina. It was then discovered that he had bladder cancer, which he fought for multiple years. Ultimately leading to his passing.

He is proceeded in death by his mother, Patricia Jo, his father, Billy Gene, his brothers, Jerry and Donny Ezell, and his sister Mary Jo. He is survived by his wife, Kim Price Ezell, his brother, Billy Ezell, his daughters, Kathy and Kirstie Ezell, his stepchildren, Terry Price Jr. and Heather Price, many grandchildren, and friends.

Keith was a fun-loving person who enjoyed making people laugh, traveling, music and spending time with his Beirut brothers. He leaves behind many priceless memories that will never be forgotten. He will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.


  • Kathy Ezell Posted March 20, 2023 3:30 pm

    I miss you so much Dad. It’s cruel really that you were taken away still so young and still so full of life. But just know that we got you covered and somehow we will be ok. I love you Dad 🖤

  • Denise Stapleton Shaw Carico Posted March 20, 2023 3:33 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I went to school with Keith and always enjoyed talking to him. He was such a sweet person. His family was his heart and soul. He is at peace now.

  • Catherine Gomer Posted March 20, 2023 4:05 pm

    Keith was a good friend and I will cherish the good times we shared. He was a true patriot 🇺🇸. Condolences to his family for their great loss.

  • Kathy M Mullins Posted March 20, 2023 4:07 pm

    Your daddy was my brother Ricky Eanes best friend. Your daddy often spent many night at our house as a teenager in Welch. . My mom and dad loved him. What I most remember about your dad from was he had the sweetest and best personality. He always got so embarrassed fast. He loved having peanut butter sandwiches and tomato soup at our house. My mommy always bragged on him for having the best manners. Ricky passed away in 2009. Thank you Keith for your service to our country. May you rest in peace❤️

  • David D Meyer Posted March 20, 2023 4:48 pm

    Rest in Peace Brother

  • Mike Cochran Posted March 20, 2023 4:51 pm

    Godspeed my brother.. Prayers for the entire family.

  • Julie Ward Posted March 20, 2023 6:55 pm

    I have wonderful childhood memories because of you my dear friend. Vine St just wouldn’t have been as fun without you. You made the world a bit brighter. Shine on my friend you will be missed.

  • Robin Fowler Posted March 21, 2023 8:11 am

    Rest in peace my friend., class of 82

  • Gerry Harvey Posted March 21, 2023 9:14 am

    Uncle Keith I am saddened by not getting the opportunity to meet you, i am happy that my mom (Mary Jo) has finally got to hug the brother she never got to meet and always dreamed of it! Please give her a hug from me. Rest peacefully Uncle I love you!

  • Sara Jarrells Posted March 22, 2023 4:40 pm

    Deepest sympathy for the whole family. Kim, I know your pain. I’m here if you need anything.

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