He was born August 23, 1948 in Bath County, a son of the late Hubert Marshall and Julia Ann (Hicklin) Keyser.
A heavy equipment operator, J.C. had worked for a paving company for many years. He was a former member of the local Moose Lodge and National Rifle Association.
In spite of his rough exterior, J.C. truly had a kind heart, generous spirit, and will be remembered for his special brand of humor. He loved to eat out, always enjoyed being in the company of others, tending to his “house plants” and living life to the fullest.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Hubert D. Keyser and his canine companion, Brandy.
He is survived by his special friends, Wayne Burns of Warm Springs, Tammy Cook Harris of Covington, Dana Allen of Burnsville, Christy Dunnagan of Bacova, Shirley Colvin of Warm Springs; special caregiver, Terry May Butler and husband, Ronnie of Bacova; as well as his special feline companion, Froggy.
Pallbearers will be friends in attendance.