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Howard Robert Keyton

March 19, 1937 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Howard Keyton Obituary

Howard Robert Keyton

Lyons - Howard Robert Keyton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at age 86.

Family will greet friends from 10:30 to 11:30AM on Friday, December 22 at Maranatha Baptist Church, 8721 Travell Knapps Corner Rd, Lyons, NY. Howard's funeral service will follow visitation at 11:30AM. Burial will be in South Lyons Cemetery.

In memory of Howard, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Maranatha Baptist Church, Missions Program, 8721 Travell Knapps Corner Rd., Lyons, NY 14489.

Howard was born the son of Joseph and Ivey Keyton on Friday, March 19, 1937, in Charlottesville, VA. Howard moved from Virginia to New York in 1957. Shortly after, he became employed by Wayne County and retired in 1996 as Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. Howard was no ordinary man. He was a brother, husband, dad, grandpa, uncle and great-grandpa. His life conjures up words like integrity, character, honesty, and just plain-old hard work. He was simple yet profound, tender yet strong. Howard was quiet, yet his life spoke volumes. He was gentle and able to challenge you to be better, do better, with no remorse! Howard was a giver; monetarily, of his time, energies, talents (he had many - there wasn't anything he couldn't do without finding a way or figuring it out). His mind was his greatest asset. Even with dementia he had a sense about him that kept him anchored, safe and grounded. His life served a purpose and through the years he adjusted gracefully to each season. He has left us with a 'Legacy' that is both exceptional and inspirational in spite of the challenges and difficulties he faced and overcame. We close this last chapter with broken hearts for our loss. Howard is irreplaceable and will be forever loved. "Self-made men" frequently end up worshipping their "maker." ~R. B. Ouellette

Howard was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Rosa Lee Keyton; and his sister, Delores Chapman in 2021.

He will be forever remembered and loved by his children Steven (Annabelle) of Richmond, VA, E Gail (Steven) Quance of Macedon, NY, Karen Clingerman of Lyons, NY; Douglas (Lorri) of Clyde, NY; Grandchildren Sienna Bales of Rosedale, MD, Nicole-Anne Keyton of Boston, MA, and Chelsea Keyton of Richmond,VA, Stephanie (Michael) Willard of Rocky Mount, NC, Shane Quance of Palmyra, NY, Seth (Kimberly) Quance of Pensacola, FL, Brittney Clingerman (Cory Carr) of Newark, NY, Michael Clingerman of Lyons, NY, Kasandra (Matthew) Greene of Boston, MA and Joshua Keyton (Olivia Lewis) of Clyde, NY; Great-grandchildren Brookelyn, Evelyn, Michael, Adelyn, Noah Willard of Rocky Mount, NC, Aiden Quance of Pensacola, FL, Lillian and Callum Carr of Newark, NY, Poppy Keyton of Clyde, NY; Many nieces and nephews; He is survived by his sister Jean Verdehem of Geneva, NY.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 22, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Maranatha Baptist Church
8721 Travell Knapps Corner Rd
Lyons, NY 14489

Funeral
Friday
December 22, 2023

11:30 AM
Maranatha Baptist Church
8721 Travell Knapps Corner Rd
Lyons, NY 14489

Viewing
Friday
December 22, 2023

12:30 PM
South Lyons Cemetery
Route 14 South
Lyons, NY 14489

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