Robert Keith FitzSimons
April 9, 1955 - March 12, 2020
Robert Keith FitzSimons, age 64 and a resident of the Springhill Community, died Thursday afternoon March 12, 2020 at Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans. He was a native and former longtime resident of St. Tammany Parish. Keith was a row crop farmer for many years before becoming the owner/operator of his own feed mill, Quality Feeds, manufacturing cattle and equine feed as well as bagging corn and other products. Keith developed a variety of horse feed that received national acclaim and was used all over the country including at Belmont Park in New York and other well-known tracks across the United States. The feed was recognized by a national horse industry magazine as the #1 available, and Keith was always proud of that accomplishment. He later entered the beef cattle business of differing breeds including Charolais, Angus and his favorite Brahman. His favorite animal in the world was his big Brahman bull which he affectionately named “Mr. Bull.” Keith loved to watch old western movies and TV shows and spend quality time with his family and friends.
Survived by: Wife: Marylyn King FitzSimons of Springhill; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Robert Wade and Kristen FitzSimons of Isabel, Blake and Kelsey McCann of Bush; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Leigh and Ricky Courtney of Springhill, Amy and Shane Zerangue of Ponchatoula; 6 Grandchildren: Nolan Hutchinson, Trent Hutchinson, Kara Courtney, Khloe Courtney, Luke FitzSimons, Kate FitzSimons; Brothers: Mike FitzSimons of Franklinton, David FitzSimons of Covington; Sister and Brother in law: Kim and Greg Wanner of Covington; Mother in law: Judith King of Bush; Also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert John “Bobby “ FitzSimons and Ida Taylor FitzSimons, father in law Tommy L. King and sisters in law Belinda FitzSimons and Theresa “Fudd” King.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA) on Tuesday March 17th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Wade FitzSimons, Blake McCann, Ricky Courtney, Trent Hutchinson, Shawn Thigpen, Greg Wanner
Honorary Pallbearers: Nolan Hutchinson, Jerry Robinson, Danny Hyatt, Kenny Baham, Kenny Overmier, Andrew Wanner