Keffer, Eric Keith

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amem_beach.jpgEric Keith Keffer, 51, of Pearisburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Eric was born on January 13, 1958, in Pearisburg, Va., and was the son of Elbert Lane Keffer and Evelyn Loraine Harrell Keffer. Eric was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rufus and Elizabeth Riddle Harrell; and his paternal grandparents, E. Lee and Minnie Exie Martin Keffer.

Eric graduated from Giles High School in 1976 and received two associate’s degrees from New River Community College. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Pearisburg and was a member of the Giles Masonic Lodge #106 A.F. & A.M.

Besides his parents, Eric is survived by his son, Kelley Lane Keffer, of Pearisburg; a grandson, Tyson Lane Keffer; a sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Tim Saville, of Blacksburg; and a nephew, Shane Saville, of Blacksburg.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009, at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. E.C. Redmond officiating. Burial will follow in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home on Thursday evening, August 20, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting givensfuneralhome.com.