Carl Keister

KEISTER, Carl Phillip, 72, of Colliers, WV, passed away suddenly Tuesday March 25, 2014 at home.

He was born August 21, 1941 in Clarksburg, WV, the son of the late Carl P. Keister, Sr. and Edna V. Loar Keister.

Carl was a member of the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, New Cumberland Lodge No. 22 A.F. & A.M. Carl retired from Norfolk Southern Railway as an Engineer.

Prior to his railroad employment he was an educator at Weir Junior High School, where he taught English and was the 7th and 8th grade football coach. He also was a former youth director at the Weirton Christian Center. He also taught dyslexic children during his retirement years.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 52 years, Judy Ann Wolverton Keister; sons, Phillip D. Keister of Greenfield, IN, David Keister (Betty) of Wellsburg, WV; sister, Lana Winterbottom (Roy) of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Joshua Eric Keister (Maggie) of Charleston, WV, Erin Michelle Keister of Morgantown, WV, Kayla Grace Keister and Olivia Faith Keister, both of Wellsburg, WV.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 4-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV, where the funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with Reverend William Stout presiding. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class, 121 Ivy Street, Weirton, WV.