Howard Wayne Keith, 66, of Troutville, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Wednesday morning, August 24, 2022.
He was the only son of Howard and Marie Keith. Wayne was a devoted husband to Ruby, and father to daughter, Crista and son, David; and two sisters, Susie Sawtelle and Brenda Cummings; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Wayne had retired from Carmeuse James River after 41 years of service where he worked as a well-known dozer and excavator operator just like his Dad. He was a jack-of-all trades and could fix almost anything. He loved hunting, fishing and riding down back country roads and drinking a cold one with friends.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 28, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, with Chaplain Troy Mays officiating. Private inurnment was in Mill Creek Cemetery, Fincastle. The family receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.
Down a road so peaceful
Guided by God’s Loving Hand,
You have gone on a journey
To a better, distant land.
Your memory is a keepsake,
With which we will never part;
God has you in his keeping,
We have you in our hearts.