Jason Wayne Keith

January 20, 1975 - December 12, 2021

Jason Wayne Keith, 46, a resident of Zolfo Springs, FL, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 in Lakeland, FL. He was born January 20, 1975 in Sullivan, IN.

Jay retired from the Florida Department of Corrections after 20 years, advancing through the ranks to Captain. He worked at the following facilities: Hardee Correctional Institution, Hendry Correctional Institution, and Suwannee Correctional Institution. He also worked for Central Florida Casket Store, and Bedrock Wings of Bartow. He loved bowling, golfing, all sports, traveling and his family and friends. His sense of humor was the best. He was also member of the west vigo high band. 

He is survived by his loving mother, Linda Romine Keith (Bill Fowler); wife, Krysia Keith; children, Bryanna Keith Fennell (Clifton), Trevor Keith (Olivia), Tyler Keith, and Kasey Juarez; as well as grandchildren, Legend and Londyn Fennell.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil and Anna Romine; as well as brother, Robert Keith.

A Celebration of life will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, December 17, 2021 at Bartow Golf Course, 190 Idlewood Avenue South, Bartow, FL 33830.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Jason Wayne Keith are suggested to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Pierrette Brysnt Dec 15, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    You will be greatly missed . You were easy to talk to when ever I need to .great Captain cared about his people not only on the job but off . The heavens will be blessed to have you . Pierrette Bryant 💖.

  2. Kaylee Moussette Dec 15, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you for never forgetting where you came from as you moved up the ranks, you always had time to explain and teach. You will be missed.

  3. Jay Rimes jr Dec 15, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    I love and miss you brother..

  4. Herb Ruiz Dec 15, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    RIP Big Keith. You’ll be miss old friend. You truly was an amazing friend and mentor to have.

  5. Kyndal Hines Dec 15, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    You will truly be missed Jason. You were a great mentor and touched the lives of many other. RIP my friend
    Kyndal Hines

  6. Sheryl Anderson Dec 15, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    You are gone to soon. You will be greatly missed.
    I was remembering our ACA days, cooped up in that little room and you kept me laughing the whole time.

  7. Robert Fortner Dec 15, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    RIP Brother. You were a great leader and a good person. It was a honor to work for you.

  8. Julie Fabio Dec 17, 2021 at 10:48 am

    I still can’t believe this Jay. We were just with you at the cabin in July. It just doesn’t seem possible. Thank you so much for being the coolest uncle and friend to Rebecca. She loves you so much.

  9. Mark and Winnett Polak Dec 17, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    No words can express how deeply saddened we are. We will miss Jason’s charismatic smile and amazing hugs. Jason accepted me into the fold the day we met, and we were so honored when he was our Best Man. And he was the Best Man. Our hearts go out to his beautiful wife Krysia. You will be truly missed my Friend and Brother in Christ.

  10. Sherry Rucker ( Mother Rucker) SWCI Jan 25, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    OMG! I can’t believe this! Seems just yesterday you was that caring Captain, that really gave a crap about your staff! 2021 has been an awful year…. It has taken so many great people! I miss you and that loving wife of yours! Rest easy.

  11. Tyler Mar 2, 2022 at 2:04 am

    The fact that I look for you when I see my mom every time kills me to not see you driving the car and not be able to hear your annoying ass voice anymore kills me so much everyday I make sure you come with me in two different forms my necklace and the bracelet I never got to officially give to you I love you so much the things I’d give up just to hear your voice just to hear you call me a nerd one last time I’d give up whatever I’d have to just to hear those words come from you one last time

  12. Tyler Jun 12, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    My bracelet I was gonna put on your arm broke the other day and I don’t know what to do with it I can’t bring myself to throwing it away but I can’t do anything with it anymore but use it for something else but I miss you so much every day it gets a little harder and I thought it would of been easier by now but I’ve been dead wrong about that and I miss you so much I love you

  13. Tyler Jun 12, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    I come here often to talk to you I don’t send stuff often but I talk to you a lot since you’ve been gone it’s so hard to not have a dad here for me anymore it sucks so much and I can’t handle it by myself I do thank you for sending Madysen my way I know that was your doing and I appreciate that very much I have been so happy and I want to tell you all about her when I get the chance not like you haven’t heard so much already 😅 I love you so much jay and I miss you

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