Memorial Service
Church Without Religion
6007 66th St
Lubbock, TX  79424
Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Keith Laughery

of Lubbock, TX

February 11, 1961 - April 1, 2021

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Leslie “Keith” Laughery was a beloved husband, father, granddad, brother, spiritual mentor, and friend. After a sudden and brief fight with kidney cancer, he ran into the arms of Jesus and passed peacefully from this world on April 1, 2021, surrounded by his wife and children who will honor his legacy by committing their lives to doing as he did – loving and serving others.

Keith was born to Gerald and Ruth Laughery on February 11, 1961. He graduated from Lubbock Christian College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1983. During his career at LCC, he passionately invested his time in the men’s social club Koinonia and in two choral groups – Kingsmen Quartet and Meister Singers. One evening on the Meister Singers bus, he was fatefully paired with a curly-headed brunette named Jane Wilson, the two of them tasked by their director with discussing a particular topic. The conversation naturally and delightfully flowed that night and for countless nights thereafter, and the two were joyfully wed on April 23, 1983. The pair were married until his passing, celebrating nearly 37 happy years together.

Driven always by his background in business, affinity for financial advising, and deep-rooted need to serve those around him, Keith found immense success in his professional career, holding a number of fulfilling positions throughout his life, including as a self-employed financial planner, a Clinical Applications Analyst at Covenant Hospital, and as an IT Auditor at CoNetrix. His most recent role was as an Account Manager, also at CoNetrix, where he was known to all as a fastidious and loyal employee; a personable and caring professional; and a relational and supportive coworker and friend. To Keith, work was not an obligation but a blessing, and he touched countless lives through his commitment to using every position he held to honor God and to further His Kingdom.

Keith was incredibly family-centered, spending as much time as he could with his wife, his children, and his two grandchildren. He was also a mentor and leader by nature – he gave back to LCC, now LCU, by serving for over 10 years as an advisor for the young men of Koinonia, by whom he has been affectionately named the “dad of Koinonia,” and by serving as a member and as the president of Friends of the Arts. He had a lifelong passion for music and used his musical gifts in a variety of ways, including serving on the worship team at his home church, Church without Religion, and at the annual “Walk to Emmaus.” Above all else, Keith built his personal life on the foundation of his Christian faith, a faith that resulted in a lifetime’s worth of enriching relationships and friendships.

Keith is survived by his wife, Jane; three sons, Matthew, Garrett, and Jeremy; daughter-in-law, Susanna; two grandchildren, Alivia and Emlynn; three sisters, Melanie, Michelle, and Melissa; and mother, Ruth.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald, and his grandmother, Beryl.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 10 at 4:00 pm at Church without Religion at 6007 66th St in Lubbock.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made online to Lubbock Christian University’s Friends of the Arts.

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16 Condolence(s)
Tim Baugh
Midland, TX
Thursday, April 8, 2021

I can't remember how Keith and I got connected. He was the first one to introduce me to sound financial concepts as a young adult and he was a financial advisor to us for several years while we lived in Lubbock. He was very pleasant, friendly and easy to connect with. So sorry to hear of his early passing. Prayers and blessings to his family.

Cydney Chanel Martin
Santa Fe, NM
Thursday, April 8, 2021

I am heartbroken for you Jane, but know he is with Jesus! He was such a kind gentleman and we sure loved him. Prayers for your loss. Words seem inadequate.

Robert Young
Seiling, OK
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Our prayers are with his family, friends and co-workers. We enjoyed Keith on his visits and a very well done obituary that shows what a great man. Seiling State Bank, Seiling OK

Steve Holt
Runaway Bay, TX
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Keith shared his professional expertise when assigned to help my bank with some challenges. Keith will be missed by many bankers. My prayers for his family and coworkers.

Kimberly Sambuchi
Framingham, MA
Thursday, April 8, 2021

I am saddened to hear of Keith's passing. I knew him from his work as an Account Manager and his annual visits to New England. He was kind and a genuinely nice person. My thoughts are with his family and coworkers.

Ken Hogan
Flower Mound, TX
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

This is a great loss - what a kind man! He did our audits and all of that, and did it well, but he CARED more for us as human beings than about us as work people - some people might fake that for the benefit of themselves, but KEITH was the real, caring deal and it showed in every interaction with others.

We will miss him and pray that the Lord will strengthen and encourage his family during this time.

Franklin Weber
Big Spring, TX
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I knew Keith from his position at Conetrix and was sadden to hear of his illness and passing. Keith was always honest and forthright in his dealings with me and I am sure he will be missed by all.

Bre9nda Lippincott
Carson City,
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Peace and comfort to you. May the Father wrap His arms around you and hold you tight. My earthly father also left this world when he was 60. The hole he left behind is filled with the legacy of who he was. I pray you find solace in remembering the love and legacy that Keith left behind. Oh what joy he will find with our Father! Oh what joy you will have when you are reunited with him. Be strong. Keep faith. Hold tightly to those you love. Our prayers are eith you.

Scott Bloomer
Lubbock, TX
Monday, April 5, 2021

What a well-worded obituary describing a great man! I was fortunate to work with Keith for a time! He truly was inspirational and talented while constantly keeping his eye on the Father!

Ric & Deb Trout
North Richland Hills, TX
Monday, April 5, 2021

Jane & family & Melanie (other one I know well), my heart hurts with you and rejoices that Keith is home with the Savior he loved and served so well. Wish we could be there for the service but we are not able to. Our thoughts & prayer are with you during this difficult time. Love you all

Kellie Harris
Tuscaloosa, AL
Monday, April 5, 2021


Pouring out prayers covering you and your precious family. Love you dear friend.

Randy Harris
Tuscaloosa, AL
Monday, April 5, 2021

Keith and Jane have been dear friends since 1990. Keith and I began meeting with Dr. Foree Grove, minister at South Plains in Lubbock, early on Friday mornings. We discussed Scripture, confessed sins, and held each other accountable. We were soon joined by other men, and before long all of our families were united together in friendship that has lasted more than 30 years.

I am grateful for Keith's influence in my life as a friend, a brother, an accountability partner, and mentor. Our families were able to reconnect again on the Gulf Coast in 2013, and though we had rarely seen one another in almost 20 years, it was like no time had passed. We picked up where we left off.

We'll miss Keith, and the Harris' are continuing to learn how to grieve with hope. Jane, we are praying for you, Matthew & Susanna, Garret and Jeremy, and those beautiful granddaughters.

RW & Kellie Harris
Friday Morning Restoration

David and Dawn Szmagalski
Monday, April 5, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jacque Weems
Gilmer, TX
Monday, April 5, 2021

As this world suffers and our hearts are breaking,
We all know that he has know achieved he main goal
In life, his purpose that he unashamedly showed every
Soul he came in contact with!! Jane, we love you and
the Weems will
Pray for comfort peace and strength for you and your
Family. We will pray blessings in those close to you
Who will be propping you all up until you all can stand
Strongly on your own. Melanie I love you sweet friend.

Marcia Bryant
Aurora, CO
Monday, April 5, 2021

Jane, I am so sorry. I can’t imagine what you and your family are endure right now. I also can’t imagine people who don’t believe in God and eternal life in heaven survive the death of loved ones. May God comfort You and give you strength every moment of the day forever and ever.We love you so much.

Joan and Larry Eiss
Newton, WV
Monday, April 5, 2021

Jane, and family,

We visited CWR for three weeks a few years ago. That is all the time it took to become friends of Jane and Keith. He loved us and we loved him right back. We are overjoyed to know with certainty that he is in the arms of the One who was and is, and us to come where there is no suffering and all is peace and light.
Even so, our hearts are broken with yours at having lost su b a wonderful man, such a godly friend. May the grace of God and the love of Jesus Christ pervade your souls as you grieve. May He be glorified in this as He has been glorified by Keith's temporal life. With love, Joan and Larry Eiss