George Keith Cable passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 after a yearlong battle with cancer in Sugar Grove, under the love and wonderful care of his mother, Joyce Cable. Keith did not want to leave his family and wanted to live longer to enjoy his newly found faith in Christ. But the Lord wanted him home, so as family was praying and singing hymns, he looked up towards Heaven and let his family know he saw the Lord and others and died peacefully.
Keith was born in Watauga County where he lived until he went to Moody Bible College in Chicago, Illinois. After college he stayed in Chicago for the next 10 years, while working at Global Communications. He then move back to the High Country to help with the care of his beloved Mamaw, Edna Fletcher. After a few years he moved to Raleigh, NC where he bought a house and made if look and feel like a home!
Keith had such a witty sense of humor and had a great ability to make people laugh. He collected many clocks over the years and enjoyed that very much. His favorite poem that matched his clock hobby was this:
The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour
Now is the only time you own
Live, love, toil with a will
Place no faith in tomorrow for the
Clock may then be still
After Keith's conversion to Christ his favorite hymn became "It is well with my soul". Keith also loved sharing ancestry stories regarding family heritage that as a young man he listened and retained from grandparents and his Dad.
Those left to remember and cherish his memories are his beloved Mother, Brenda Joyce Cable, sisters, Brenda Leigh Stansberry and husband Barry of Elk Park, NC and Cheryl Greene and husband Michael of Vilas, NC, beloved and only niece, Kelsey Stansberry and nephews, Caleb Stansberry, Chandler Stansberry, Ethan Greene, Andrew Greene, Jeremy Greene, Isaiah Greene and Joshua Greene, along with numerous Aunts, cousins and friends.
His family is holding an outdoor service, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2 PM at the Cable Cemetery. Preachers Michael Greene and Ethan Greene will be conducting the service.
Special thanks to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, In lieu of food and flowers, please consider a donation to the Cable Cemetery, in care of Mr. Sanford Cable, 2004 Rush Branch Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Cable family.