James M. Keefer, Sr.

James Marshall Keefer Sr., 90, of Boyce, Virginia, died Saturday, September 26, 2020, at the Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Keefer was born July 23, 1930, in Lucketts, Virginia, son of the late Rowe Mack Keefer and Oria Louise Athey Keefer.

He was a heavy equipment operator for EE Lyons Construction Company in Vienna, Virginia.

He loved his dog Presley, fishing, hunting, gardening, western movies, and music by Kitty Wells.

He married Peggy Hill Keefer on October 11, 1952, in Frederick, Maryland.

Surviving with his wife are their children, Judy Whetzel (Frank), Sharon Sprouse (Bobby), James Keefer Jr., Peggy “Susie” Holtzclaw (Terry), Timmy Keefer and Ginger White (Jason); his sisters, Mary K. Sowers, Shirley Hawkins and Anna Mae Bettis; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

His grandson, Timothy K. Sowers Jr.; sisters, Helen Carter and Evelyn Fitchett; brothers, Jason Keefer and William “Bill” Keefer; and daughter-in-law, Carol Keefer, all preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. October 2, 2020, in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, VA, with the Rev. Isaac Luttrell officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Keefer, Frank Whetzel, Troy Sprouse, Mickey Cornwell, Stephen Settle and Eric Keefer.

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 1 at Enders and Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, VA.

To view the obituary and send condolences online, please visit www.endersandshirley.com.

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