E. Peyton Kea, Sr.

E. Peyton Kea, Sr.

Ivor, VA
01.06.1923 - 09.04.2017
Served in the
Army

E. Peyton Kea, Sr., 94, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 after a brief illness. Peyton was born January 6, 1923 to Silas S. Kea, Sr. and Sarah Atkins Kea. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Pete Kea; his wife, Billie Harvey Kea and a daughter-in-law, Lynne J. Kea.

 

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Buddy Kea, Paul Kea (Karen), all of Ivor, and Kathy Kea Aiken of St. Simons Island, GA; grandchildren, Trey Kea (Tara), and Paul Kea (Kate) of Ivor, Dan Kea (Brad) of Franklin, Sarah Barge (Jonathon) and Harry Aiken (Natalie) of Atlanta, GA, and six great-grandchildren, Peyton and Forrest Kea, Peyton, Abby and J. Barge, and Austyn Kea.

 

Peyton served as a fighter-bomber pilot in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, serving in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Okinawa. After the war he served in the Air National Guard in Richmond. He was a former director of Southampton memorial Hospital, past president of the Suffolk Shrine Club, and former member of the Royal Order of Jesters in Norfolk. He retired as President of Silas S. Kea and Sons Construction Company in 1991.

 

Peyton served as Mayor of the Town of Ivor for twenty years. He was a director of the Ivor Rescue Squad, member of Ivor Baptist Church, and a sixty year member of the Ivor Masonic Lodge. He wished to thank the people of Ivor and the surrounding community for providing him with a safe and friendly area to live during his lifetime.

 

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 7, 2017 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel from 6 to 7:30 pm and at other times at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, September 8, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Ivor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ivor Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228, Ivor, VA 23866. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.

 

 
Visitation
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R.W. Baker & Co. funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Hwy.
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States

Service
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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Hwy.
Wakefield, VA 23881
United States

Cemetery
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Ivor Cemetery
Main Street
Ivor, VA 23866
United States

Guestbook

I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Kea's passing he was a very kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Robin Clark Rawls

Dear family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from the promises in God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 about no more sickness or death and at Acts 24:15 where He says "there is going to be a resurrection...". Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

JW

Dear family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from the promises in God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 about no more sickness or death and at Acts 24:15 where He says "there is going to be a resurrection...". Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

JW

Peyton was a very good person and he lived a life which exceeded most of his older friends in the Town of Ivor. He loved his family, his town and when younger enjoyed being out and about with friends. He loved a good joke and was always so pleased to see anyone who stopped by to chat with him. His quality of life for the past several years had declined but he still had a smile when you saw him. Now Peyton rest in peace and enjoy your family and friends who you have not seen in quite awhile. Until we see each other again, your friend on earth Judy Radford

Judith Radford

It sounds like Mr Kea lead a full and prosperous life and ample family to share it with. I have the pleasure of knowing Buddy and would like to say we are sorry for your loss but know he was a wonderful parent as evident by his wonderful children. In the days to come let your happy life moments surface and share with family and friends all you were fortunate to share with your father. May God bless you each and everyone🙏🏻

Elaine & Ronnie Herring

Kathy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a good man. I know of the pain you are feeling because we lost our father in May and it still lingers in our hearts. God bless you all.

Jack Darden

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