06/03/10 — SIDNEY G. KEETER

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Feb. 12, 1918-May 31, 2010

WINDSOR -- Sidney Gordon Keeter Sr. 92, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

He was born in Windsor, N.C., Feb. 12, 1918, the son of George Edward Keeter and Nellie Bowen Keeter.

In 1940, he enlisted in the United States Army and afterwards served in the Ceremonial Military Honor Guard in Washington, D.C. After serving there, he joined the Army Air Corps and was trained to be a B-24 transition pilot. After World War II ended, he worked in the insurance business with Home Security Life of Durham, N.C.

During his early years in New Bern, N.C., he worked as staff manager for his company, and helped to organize a new church called Temple Baptist. While there, he also joined the Free Masons.

Later, his company sent him to Goldsboro, N.C., where he was placed as district manager and became a member of the Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Buck Keeter, in 1983.

He is survived by his sons, Sidney G. Keeter Jr. and wife, Paula, of Asheboro, N.C., Edward Keeter and wife, Ellen, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Neal Keeter and wife, Denise, of Cary, N.C.; he is also survived by two daughters, Amy Hamlet and husband, David, of Efland, N.C., and Ruth Barbour and husband, Pat, of New Bern, N.C. He is survived by 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Central Methodist Church, 300 S. Main St., Asheboro, N.C., 27203, where he was a member.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor, N.C., with the Rev. Jim Cox officiating.

The family would like to thank the third-floor staff at Randolph Hospital, and a very special thank-you to the staff at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home, who have taken care of him since 2001.

Online condolence may be made to the family at www.walkerfh.net.

Walker Funeral Home of Windsor is serving the Keeter family.


Published in Obituaries on June 3, 2010 1:47 PM