04.01.08

The Passing of a Wonderful Kentuckian, Bill Keightley!

Posted in Kentucky, Memorials at 10:25 pm by Thomas

Bill Keightley who was affectionately known as Mr. Wildcat as many now know passed last night at the age of 81.  I never had the honor of meeting Mr. Keightley in person but of course knew who he was and had met people over the years who had met him.  Certainly with all that is being remembered of him today and what I had heard of him over the years I have to think ultimately he is much more then just Mr. Wildcat he may be our greatest ambassador since Henry Clay.  My meaning is that where ever he went he seems to have made an impact and it was always good for Kentucky because he had such an open and warm personality.  He is the kind of Kentuckian we all should strive to be even though I know it may not be possible for any of us to ever achieve that pure level of friendship that he possessed but it is a noble goal.  My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends but my sympathies also go out to those of us who didn’t have a chance to meet him for the loss of a friend we will never get to know.

Thomas Demondикони