Merlin Wayne Keith

May 15, 1938 - September 01, 2022

Merlin Wayne Keith entered into his heavenly home on September 1, 2022. He was born on May 15, 1938, to George and Dorothy Harman Keith. Wayne has always enjoyed playing music and singing with friends and family. He was a member of Fairview Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Racene Compton Keith; one sister, Corine Sowers; one son , Garrett Keith (Venda); two daughters, Brenda Creed, Dorothy Bolt (Harold); five grandchildren, Melissa Salyer (Shannon), Patrick Bolt (Shea), Jimmy Creed, Derrike Keith (Brittney), Janeé Fizer (Jake); eight great grandchildren, Sharla Salyer, Blake Salyer, Landen Bolt, Raylan Bolt, Caden Keith, Avery Fizer, Haisley Fizer, Emberlynn Fizer; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held on Sunday September 4, 2022, at 3PM at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Pratt officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. There will be a visitation Sunday September 4, 2022, from 1PM- 3PM.

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Cassie & David Brown

Hillsville, VA
September 01, 2022

Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. You’re in our prayers.

Charles Slusher

Lexington, KY
September 02, 2022

Wayne was a good man....quick to laugh with a kind heart. Deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort.

Terry & Bobbi Conner

September 02, 2022

Deepest sympathy, Miss Corrina, at the loss of your brother. May the God of all comfort give you and all the family His comfort and peace as only He can.

Joyce & Al Hessler

Floyd Va
September 03, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss Wayne was a Great man,and I know that My dad thought the world of him.I will miss him as I use to see him walking as I would go to work,I pray for the the entire family through this most dificult time love you Racene with all my prayers Joyce

Ben Harmon

Olive Hill, KY
September 03, 2022

I'm so sorry to learn of Wayne's passing. His family and my family were great friends and neighbors from long before I was born. Many prayers for family and friends.