William “Bill” Snyder Keyton, Sr., 88, of Stephens City, Virginia, died Sunday, February 18, 2018, at his home.
Mr. Keyton was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the son of Iris Louise and Benjamin Harrison Keyton. He was a retired produce manager with Safeway Grocery Store, starting on Braddock Street then moving to Valley Avenue. Over the years of his retirement, Bill pursued many different job opportunities including assisting with funeral services at Omps Funeral Home. Mr. Keyton was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church where he was part of the Men’s group. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army achieving the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Keyton was a former member of the Winchester City Council. He was an avid fisherman who loved duck pin bowling and his gardens.
He married Nancy Jean Coverstone on October 20, 1985, in Front Royal, Virginia.
Surviving with his wife is his daughter, Marilyn Harper of Stephens City; son, Paul M. Keyton (Stephanie Meyers) of Winchester, Virginia; grandchildren, William Harper of Kingsport, Tennessee, Meredith Rudolph of Winchester, Emily Harper Neff of Strasburg, Virginia, Sara Knight of Raleigh, North Carolina, Ashley Heflin of Williamsburg, Virginia, Raifert Keyton of Martinsburg, West Virginia; twelve great grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Rodgers of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Mr. Keyton is preceded in death by his former wife, Helen Hodgson; son, William S. Keyton, Jr. and sisters, Peggy Beard and Frances Secrist.
The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, from 6:00-7:00 PM, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 7:00 PM with Rev. Laetitia Schoeman and Mr. David A. Owings officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made in Bill’s memory to Fairview United Methodist Church, 1136 Double Church Road, Stephens City, Virginia, 22655 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia, 22601.