Franklin "Frank" D. Keeter

Franklin "Frank" D. Keeter

Waverly, VA
03.24.1934 - 11.12.2020
Franklin, Virginia

Franklin D. Keeter, “Frank” 86, died November 12, 2020 at his home. He was the son of the late Lelia and Edward Keeter and was predeceased by a brother Edward D. Keeter. 

Frank was a member of Waverly Congregational Christian Church and past member of the Rotary and Ruritan Clubs. He graduated from Franklin High School and attended Michigan State University. He operated and owned many businesses through the years most notable were Keeter Bonding Service and Southside Grocery on Main Street in Waverly.   

He is survived by his wife Sarah Dale Keeter; children Sarah Keeter Parker (Alex), Franklin C. Keeter (Jessica), and David C. Keeter; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held in the Waverly Congregational Christian Church, 123 Coppahaunk Ave, Waverly, VA 23890 by Rev. Chuck Willman on November 21, 2020 at 2 PM. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Waverly Congregational Christian Church, P.O. Box 636, Waverly, VA 23890. Condolences may be registered at 

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Waverly Congregational Christian Church
123 Coppahaunk Ave
Waverly, VA 23890
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I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Keeter's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Leonard Rollings

I was so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are for Sarah and the family.

Wendy Campbell Robinson, Tom Robinson

We will miss Uncle Frank. He was always the one to bring lots of laughter at family gatherings. Love to Aunt Sarah, Dave, Frank and Sarah.

Rick and Barbara Barham

I was so sorry to hear about Frank. Keeping the family in my thoughts.

Betty Ann Campbell

My condolences to the Keeter family. I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Thank you for giving me my first job at Southside Groceries with my dad Lawrence. May God be with you.

Kimberley Thomas

Frank, David and Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your Mom are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Gwaltney

Mr. Keeter was a man whose word was his bond; you could always count on him. In his bonding business, Mr. Keeter worked closely with the Magistrates, the Sheriff's Office, and the Courts. After his retirement, his son Frank has kept the business thriving, and is a credit to his father's good name. I will miss Mr. Keeter's humor, his ready laugh, and his manner of setting people at ease in tense and stressful situations.

James J Shanko

Frank always had a joke or something funny to share. Fond memories of his laughter in his grocery store.

Kathy Kinsey

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