Robert W. “Bob” Keyes

Robert W. “Bob” Keyes

March 26, 1944 - May 3, 2016

Robert W. “Bob” Keyes, 72, of Corbin passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Baptist Health Lexington.  He was a member of Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church and the Marion, Virginia Masonic Lodge.  Before retirement, he was vice president of General Shale Manufacturing Company.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert N. Keyes and Louise H. Keyes, and his sister, Barbara Moody.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy A. Keyes; his daughter, Jennifer Murphy and husband Steven; grandchildren, Erin West and husband Jamie and Christopher Murphy; sister, Fran White; and loyal companion, Hairy Potter, as well as other relatives and numerous friends.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 P.M. Saturday, May 7, 2016, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Thompson and Rev. Weyman McGuire officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until the funeral hour at 8:00 P.M. at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery in Rural Retreat, Virginia.

Honorary pallbearers are Todd Yetter, Luster Patterson, Anthony Holland, Hoagie Jones, Chad Estep, Wayne Wilson, and Tim Bryant.

  • Nancy Matney
    Posted at 01:28h, 06 May Reply

    Our hearts are broken. Sorry for our loss. However, due to Barbara’s service we will not be able to attend Bobby’s service. We will be there for you on Monday. Remember that we are keeping you in our prayers and thinking of you during this very difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you in this time of need. Raymond & Nancy

  • Scott Miracle
    Posted at 02:17h, 06 May Reply

    Nancy I am so sorry to hear about Bob. He will never be forgotten. You all are in our prayers.

  • Dennis Mathewson
    Posted at 17:46h, 06 May Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Recently I lost my dear mother, and
    found great comfort in the Holy Bible,
    like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 “The
    Sovereign Lord will swallow up death
    forever, and wipe away the tears from
    all faces.” For more comfort, I turn to
    the website at: (Search: Comfort)

  • Jada Centers Walden
    Posted at 18:39h, 06 May Reply

    I am so sorry to hear about Bob. I always looked up to him like a father. He had a larger than life personality and a heart of gold. He make my 7 years at General Shale a pleasure. You are all in my prayers.

  • Jeannette Peeler
    Posted at 13:38h, 07 May Reply

    Bobby will be missed by all of us. Growing up, he was like a brother to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy, and Jennifer and family. I wish I could be with you at this time but I will definitely be thinking of you. I am so glad I talked with him this year. May God be with each of you.

  • Darrell Meadors- Tri Co Sky Sharks
    Posted at 01:22h, 08 May Reply

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was so helpful to our club.

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