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Willis Keyes

Willis "Roger" Keyes

Monday, October 31st, 1927 - Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Willis “Roger” Keyes, 92, passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2019. He was born in Sugar Grove, VA to the late John Franklin and Bessie Testerment Keyes. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Willis Roger Keyes, Jr. and was the last of 13 siblings. Roger served his country during WWII in the US Navy. He later retired after 36 years as a supervisor for VA Power. Roger was a very generous, caring, easy going guy who loved going out to eat. During his earlier years, he enjoyed traveling around the country in his camper with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Dorothy “Jean” Keyes; grandson, Jackson Taylor Keyes; special friends, Kathy, Jennifer, Brenden, Mike and Bob; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11am at Graham Funeral Home and Cremations Services, 1112 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake. Burial will follow with Military Honors at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services. Please visit his Book of Memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com where you may view the service if unable to attend or leave a note to the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    8100 Granby Street
    Norfolk, Virginia 23505
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ronald greene

Posted at 07:47pm
I am so sorry to hear Roger passed. He was a special person whose memory will always be with me. my heart felt condolences go out to Jean and family. May he rest in peace. Ron Greene

Karla Jakubowski

Posted at 03:06pm
Very saddened to hear of Uncle Roger's passing. It meant the world to me that he came to meet my baby girl when she was born. Prayers for Jean through this difficult time.
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