Charles Keith Obituary, Death – On December 3, 2022, Charles Keith, age 70, a resident of Chilhowie, Virginia, went to be with Jesus. He passed away. He was born and raised in Saltville, Virginia, and he attended Rich Valley High School, where he graduated with the class of 1970. His devoted parents, Flora and Allen Keith, as well as his son, Chuck A. Keith, came before him in death. He will be sorely missed by all of them.

He was a member of the Chilhowie Baptist Church, where he met a lot of wonderful people who were always willing to help.
Both Virginia House Furniture, where he worked for many years, and American Furniture, where he worked for a number of years, of which closed while he was employed there.

Because he was such an avid photographer, you could never be sure whether he would ask to take your picture or simply take one of you with his camera or cell phone if you were around him for an extended period of time. He particularly liked watching hummingbirds in their natural habitats.

He had a lot of fun going up to White Top and singing old hymns to himself while he took in the scenery. You could frequently find him in the stands rooting for the Chilhowie Warriors, both on the football field and in the gymnasium, where the Lady Warriors compete. Charles made it the purpose of his life to proclaim his love for his savior in a manner that was both loud and proud.

Every time you were in his presence, he would talk about the Lord and how he wanted everyone he came in contact with to be saved, especially his children and grandchildren, so that he could one day be reunited with them. He never skipped a beat when it came to praying for his children and grandchildren. As a servant of the Lord, he shared the story of his devotion to the Almighty with whoever would listen, regardless of who they were.

Always in the name of God, he volunteered his time at the local food banks and folded Bibles to be sent to different parts of the world. During his lifetime, he contributed numerous writings to the Bible. Over the course of his life, he delighted in sharing the gospel both at Valley Nursing Home and in a variety of churches. For all time, Charles will be remembered as a man who loved the Lord, his parents, his children, and his grandchildren.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at seven o’clock in the evening, funeral services will be held at Chilhowie Baptist Church, with Pastors Cody Sturgill, Chuck Herrell, and Fred Connley officiating. Prior to the start of the service, the family will be present to greet visitors from 5:00 to 7:00. On Thursday, December 8th, 2022, at 11:00 AM, there will be a service held at the graveside of the deceased at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Saltville, Virginia.