Rev. Charles Edwin Keith, 81, of LaFayette, Georgia departed this life Sunday, November 18, 2018 for his eternal home with Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. Charles was a graduate of Kirkman Vocational High School in Chattanooga, TN; he then went on to receive his Bachelor of Business Degree from Brenau College and then his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He also did extensive post graduate work and was nationally certified in the field of substance abuse and alcohol addiction. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after more than 21 years of service as a Chief Petty Officer (Yeoman). After retiring from the Navy, he was called to preach and spent 20 years pastoring as well as 8 years as a Chief Counselor in the field of substance abuse. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather that will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip & Mary Keith and brother, Byron Alvin Keith.