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October 09, 2019 - 00:00
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Keith Duane Sommerlatte, 58, of Sugar Land, passed away Sept. 30. He was born Nov. 8, 1960 to Lonnie A. and Ernestine (Davidson) Sommerlatte in Eagle Lake.

Keith graduated from Rice High School in 1979, and graduated from Southwest Texas State University. Keith’s work life took him from the rice fields of Eagle Lake to pursuing his passion for cars, which eventually led to his final career, auctioning cars. He was a Fleet Manager for First Choice Auto Auction in Houston.

When not at work, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved playing golf, traveling and going to the bay. Keith adored his granddaughter and loved all the special times they spent together. He was a devoted brother, son, husband and father as well as a loyal friend. Keith was a proud member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Southwest Texas State.

His mother, Ernestine Sommerlatte, precedes Keith in death.

Keith is survived by his wife, Tamara Nordeen Sommerlatte; daughters Samantha Ann Sommerlatte, Kenna King and Kara King; son, Klay King; granddaughter, Annabelle Jordan; father, Lonnie A. Sommerlatte; sister, Debbie Cameron and husband Jerry; nephew Chris Cameron and his wife Amy, and nephew Scott Cameron and his wife Kristina.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 4 at Henneke Funeral Home. The funeral service was Saturday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake, with Rev. Cathy McCorkle and Rev. Stan Warfield officiating. Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Michael Thomas, Steve Epps, Terry Krenek, Chris Cameron, Scott Cameron, Roger Biggs, Robby Cook and Gene Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Joel Flores, Joe Mike Spanihel, Ray Skaggs, Michael O’Connell, Mike Shannon, John Nichols, Jim Shreeve, Jerry Cameron, Mark Parker, John Hardin, Dan Carney, John Poteet and Trey Kell.

Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77087-1005, Houston SPCA, 7007 Old Katy Rd., Houston, TX 77024 or the charity of your choice.

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