William Carter “Bill” Keyser, Jr.

William Carter “Bill” Keyser, Jr., 74, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Love Revival Church, 119 Chester Street, Front Royal with Pastor Bobby Alger officiating. Interment will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Bill was born May 2, 1950, in Winchester, Virginia, son of the late William Carter Keyser, Sr. and Madoline Poe Keyser.

Bill was an extraordinarily talented artist, working for the Mellon Farm in Upperville. He was known to paint walls and you could not tell the walls were not made of Italian marble. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and taking in all of God’s beauty. Bill was always busy and on the go. He had a huge heart for anyone in need, always willing to donate his time to help anyone.

He enjoyed watching over 700 basketball and baseball games throughout Bryan’s school years. He loved shopping for and providing an array of refreshments to athletes and their families.

He and Arleen have been generous with their time. Bill enjoyed seeing the many friends he came to know over their years of volunteer work.

Billy had an undying passion for the Love Revival Church and its Food Pantry. He was dedicated to help feed the hungry who need nutrition. On his last day on this earth, he asked that food be picked up on time for the Food Pantry, that he loved so much.

Billy was the best big brother his siblings could have had. He dearly loved his close and extended family and his Love Revival Church friends.

He was a devoted member of Love Revival Church and a member of Hunter’s for the Hungry.

Bill will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Surviving is his loving and devoted wife of 37 years, Arleen Lloyd Keyser; daughter, Christeen Henderson and husband Robbie of King George; son, Pastor Bryan L. Keyser and wife Amy of Front Royal; his twin brothers, Ray Keyser and wife Susan and Jay Keyser and wife Angela, all of Warrenton; sister, Betty Kay Keyser Mansfield and husband Robert Walker of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Emily Eiley and Corey Henderson; one great-grandchild, Camden Henderson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Ian Bell, Phillip Gray, Jordon Saville, Chris Melendy, Chris Paulish, and Andy Hoffman.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Love Revival Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Love Revival Church, 119 Chester Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

  8 comments for “William Carter “Bill” Keyser, Jr.

  1. Daryl, Vicki, and Aron Davison
    July 10, 2024 at 9:13 pm

    Arlene, our deepest condolences to you and your family for the passing of your beloved Bill. May God’s love bring you peace and your memories bring you comfort. Much love,

  2. Robin Henry
    July 11, 2024 at 12:19 am

    Dear Arleen, Bryan & Family, I’m so very sorry to hear about Bill. He was a very kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you for peace and comfort during this time.

  3. Ruth Furr
    July 11, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    Arlene and Bryan,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Keyser’s passing. Praying for you in this moment and the days ahead. Hold on to our Heavenly Father and each other during this painful grief journey.

    July 11, 2024 at 9:18 pm

    My deepest condolences to family and friends. We were close as brothers growing up. All who know him understand what a remarkable person he was. He will be missed.

  5. Elsie Clegg
    July 11, 2024 at 10:58 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss and I hope you are doing well.

  6. Richard Thorpe
    July 12, 2024 at 4:10 am

    My deepest condolences and heart felt sympathy to all of Bills family. I met Bill over 35 years ago , over those years we shared many great stories, jokes, and pranks on other coworkers, Billy was quite a prankster, we both always tried to outdo each other. Bill and I shared a love for the Andy Griffith show,we often discussed many episodes and different actors on the show. I often would share stories about his mother teaching me and other students in school, he seemed to enjoy that.Bill took great pride in organizing our Christmas party at Rokeby , He would stress himself out trying to make it perfect and just right for everyone, he took great pride in seeing the retirees come back for the party, just hoping to reminisce or perhaps tell a joke, or just to see how they were doing. I know this is a very sad time for Bills family and friends but I know he wouldn’t want them to stress or grieve too much, I can envision Bill in Heaven laughing and telling jokes ,and pulling pranks on friends that have gone before him. RIP Bill

  7. Richard Thorpe
    July 12, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    My deepest and heart felt condolences to Bills family and friends. I met Bill 35 years ago, Bill loved talking about the old days and sharing stories as he and I knew a lot of the same people, he also was quite the jokester and prankster, he loved getting a laugh on people, I think he enjoyed me being a friend because I would always joke and prank him right back.Bill had a love for the Andy Griffith show, we often discussed favorite episodes and characters, needless to say that brought many laughs as well. Bill took great pride in organizing our work Christmas party over the years, everything had to be just right and perfect, but that was Bill, he took pride in his family and work. Bill loved seeing the retirees come to the party, he loved catching up with them and hearing how they were doing. Bill was a good man and did a lot for his community as well, I’m sure he will be missed. RIP Bill

  8. Ellie Sandy
    July 15, 2024 at 12:29 am

    Arleen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bill will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him. May you find comfort in the knowledge that Bill will be remembered everyday by someone who was touched by his love for his family, his community and his relationship with God.
    I will miss most his sense of humor and positivity, even when he had every right to grumble. And we will always see Bill walking beside you Arleen, now with our hearts instead of our eyes.
    We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.

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