Former NTEA President Passes Away
Worth Keeter, past president of NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association), passed away July 20 at the age of 84.
Keeter, who served in World War II from 1942-1945, graduated from Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, OK. He was commissioned 1st Lieutenant with the 77th Statue of Liberty Division, serving in the Battle of the Philippines and Okinawa and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
In 1946, Keeter and his father founded Keeter Trailer & Body Company that later became Worth Keeter, Inc., with the younger Keeter continuing as owner and president until his death.
In addition to his service as NTEA president from 1987-1988, Keeter was also on the NTEA’s board of trustees from 1982-1989. During his board tenure, Keeter was greatly involved in the activities of the Association that led to its growth and progress through that decade.