Toby Keith to be laid to rest in ‘private funeral’ for family, band and crew

Toby Keith to be laid to rest in ‘private funeral’ for family, band and crew

Toby Keith’s family is set to host a private funeral service in the coming days where the beloved crooner will be laid to rest.

The legendary country singer, whose full name was Toby Keith Covel, died on Feb. 5 at age 62 after a battle with stomach cancer.

In a post on social media Monday, the “Made In America” hitmaker’s loved ones revealed plans for two upcoming memorial services.

“The Covel Family is hosting a private funeral service for family, band and crew only in mid-February. A memorial service to honor Toby will be announced only on Keith’s socials shortly,” the Instagram post read alongside a photo of the country artist.

“In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to @tkfoundation1 to support the OK Kids Korral,” the post continued, sharing a link to the Toby Keith Foundation’s website.

Toby Keith’s family is set to host a private funeral service in the coming days where the beloved crooner will be laid to rest. Stelen Keith Covel / Instagram

The “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” singer’s death was announced last week in a post shared on his official social media account.

“Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family,” the post read. “He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

The “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” hitmaker, who revealed his diagnosis in 2021, opened up about his cancer battle just two weeks before his death.

The legendary country singer, whose full name was Toby Keith Covel, died on Feb. 5 at age 62 after a battle with stomach cancer. Getty Images

“I was going through all the chemo, radiation, surgery, and I got to the point where I was comfortable with whatever happened. I had my brain wrapped around it, and I was in a good spot either way,” he told Oklahoma’s News 9

The “Red Solo Cup” crooner praised his wife, Tricia Lucus, for being “the best nurse” as he underwent treatment.

Before his death, the “Red Solo Cup” crooner praised his wife, Tricia Lucus, for being “the best nurse” as he underwent treatment. Christopher Polk/ACA2011

“Oh, she’s been a trouper. She’s the best nurse. The first time we went to Houston, to the hospital, she stepped right in and she just took control and said, ‘We got this. Let’s go.’ So she’s like, ‘We’re going to get this and don’t worry about it,’” he told his hometown outlet.

The music legend is survived by his wife and their three children, Shelley, Krystal and Stelen. He also leaves behind four grandchildren.

Toby Keith’s family is set to host a private funeral service in the coming days where the beloved crooner will be laid to rest. Stelen Keith Covel / Instagram

The legendary country singer, whose full name was Toby Keith Covel, died on Feb. 5 at age 62 after a battle with stomach cancer. Getty Images

Before his death, the “Red Solo Cup” crooner praised his wife, Tricia Lucus, for being “the best nurse” as he underwent treatment. Christopher Polk/ACA2011

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