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Keith Ray McTaggart

06/28/1956 - 11/11/2021

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Obituary For Keith Ray McTaggart

Keith Ray McTaggart, 65 of Fletcher, NC passed away on November 11, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born In Hiawassee, GA on June 28, 1956 to the late Dennis and Miranda Inez Patton McTaggart. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Cecil McTaggart; and a brother-in-law, Bobby Penland.

Keith was a member of Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church in Asheville, NC. He had a great love for God and people. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts and Pathfinders for over 20 years. His passions were fishing, hiking, cooking, camping, hunting and telling epic stories.

Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Beth McTaggart; sons, Zachary McTaggart of Candler, NC and Mathew McTaggart (Sylvia) of Hendersonville, NC; stepsons, Roy Ryan Piercy (Tara) of Winston-Salem, NC and Craig Piercy of Elgin, SC; step-grandchildren, Ethan and Caleb Piercy; sisters, Louise McTaggart of Blairsville, GA, Ruth Penland of Hoschton, GA and Reba Dockery (Paul) of Hayesville, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Pathfinders at Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church by clicking the tab on the left.

A memorial campout will be held in his honor in the spring of 2022 at Appletree Campground. Please contact Foster Seventh-day Adventist church at (828) 274-2014 for further details.

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  • I see he never lost that great smile. I went through elementary and high school with Keith. We played youth football together. What a great guy and seeing that smile again I'm sure he continued to be a great leader as an adult. 45 years since I last saw Keith but it feels like yesterday. So sorry for your loss.

  • I worked with Keith for 20 years at the Fletcher Meritor facility. Always a smile on his face and a great story to tell. When he balled up his hand and rubbed the end of his nose you knew it was going to be a good story. You will be missed.

  • Keith was an amazing guy! Always willing to help out with anything! He always had extra treats that Rambo missed out on as he gave them to my puppy! He will be missed greatly. See you soon Keith...in the blink of an eye! You and Paul (the tent maker) will get along great when we all see Jesus return! Love you Beth and family!

  • Keith and I became very close this past year. I have known Keith and Beth for many years at Foster. But, sharing his journey up close and personal was an incredible blessing for me. We became true Brothers in Christ. He so loved Jesus and was looking forward to his complete healing. We all will miss you, my friend. Terry and Teresa Johns

  • My late husband, Frank and I spent a number of unforgettable adventures with Keith and Beth with Pathfinders and other activities. He had a love for adventure and talents galore. I hold sweet memories of the times we had. My prayers and thoughts are with Beth and his family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during the time of need!🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • I will always treasure the times we worked on Keith and Beth's lunch and breakfast teams at Foster Church. Keith was a great cook I never eat eggplant parmesan without thinking of him because his was the best. Told good stories, loved dogs and was always thoughtful. He was a good man.

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