Roger A. Keaton, 73, of Daniels passed away suddenly, January 10, 2018, at his winter home in Titusville, Florida.
Born May 8, 1944, at Hotchiss, WV, he was the son of the late Henry Keaton and Eunice Cragett.
Roger graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1962; WV State College in 1981 with a Regents Degree; and Marshall University in 1985 with a Masters Degree in Science.
Roger began his career with the West Virginia State Police in 1969. He served in detachments all over the state before retiring out of Princeton in 1994, with 25 years of service. His fellow troopers lovingly referred to him as "Sergeant Sunshine." Roger continued serving others working as a Bailiff, a United States Marshall and was the owner of Keaton Interior Trim where he shared his love of custom wood products.
Roger's passion was golf. He obtained his biggest golf accomplishment in 2014 as the WV Senior Series Gold Title Champion. The WV Golf Association used this quote by Paul Bryant to describe Roger. "Show class, have pride and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." This is a true description of Roger Keaton the golfer and Roger Keaton the man.
If Roger wasn't on the golf course, he was most likely sitting in a set of bleachers. His greatest love was cheering on his grandchildren thru sports and life in general. He was their biggest fan!
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 43 years, Janice (Brewer) Keaton; Daughter, Lanette Huffman and husband Brian of Beaver, grandchildren: Josh, Adam and Jacob Weeks. Daughter, Heather Radford and husband Shawn of Beaver, grandchildren: Bryce, Brody, Colton and Cleah Radford. Daughter Michele Severt and David of Daniels, grandchildren: Dereck, McKenzie, Matthew and Logan and great granddaughter, Alina. A brother, Jimmy "Crickett" Cragett, of Crab Orchard, a step-sister Mary Butterworth and husband Roger of Beckley, a treasured Mother-in- Law, Georgia Brewer of Eccles and a host of friends and golfers both in West Virginia and Florida.
A memorial service with be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Calvary Assembly of God Church, 319 Sunset Drive, Beckley WV. Friends may gather from 10-12pm, with a memorial beginning at 12pm. Please come with a story or laugh to share in Roger's memory with those left to cherish him.
In lieu of flowers, please make contribution to the Roger Keaton Memorial Golf Fund, c/o City National Bank, 212 Airport Road, Beaver WV 25813 or drop off at any City National location. Roger believed that teaching a youngster to play golf was an investment with lifelong countless returns.
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Published on January 16, 2018