Raymond Painter

Raymond "Keith" Painter

August 26th, 1934 - April 28th, 2021
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Raymond “Keith” Painter of Roanoke (formerly of Bedford, Virginia) passed on April 28, 2021. He was born in Fayette County, West Virginia on August 26, 1934, the fourth of five children to Flora Thompson Painter and Joseph Jennings Painter. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Charles (Wilda) Painter, Ronald (Sandra) Painter and sister Marian (Elmer) Schickner.

Those left to carry his memory are his devoted wife JoAnn Arrington Painter, daughter Nancy (Bob) Amick, son Joseph (Tracy Shirk) Painter. He is also survived by grandsons Nathan Amick and Robert Amick and many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Special thanks to Sheri Gordon for loving care.

Keith was a graduate of Collins High School, West Virginia University, and Virginia Tech. He was a veteran of the US Army. He had a distinguished thirty year career in Extension Service at Virginia Tech. He was awarded many awards and was named Associate Professor Emeritus.

An active member of Bedford Baptist Church and Church of Hope in Roanoke. Keith was committed to service of his fellow man. He served the citizens of Bedford and Smith Mountain Lake. Keith was a determined man who achieved much and gave freely. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His personal mission was to leave anyone he met with a joke and a smile. Per his wishes, there will not be a service. Memorials can be made to Bedford Christian Ministries, 217 W Washington Street, Bedford, VA 24523.
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Linda Affeld

Posted at 05:12pm
Uncle Keith was a man to be respected. He always had funny stories to tell. He would tell us stories about my mother ( his sister ) in a way you could imagine being there. She really cherished his phone calls beings they lived in different states. He made her laugh, as he made us all laugh. Being married to Aunt Joann complimented the person he was. What a fine family they made together. Hugs to Aunt Joann, Nancy and Joseph and their families at this time

Janice Lacks

Posted at 11:58am
We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy and love to the family.
We remember well the lunches we shared with you and the other Hokie extension agents.
Keith was an inspiration and a real "southern gentleman".
May you find peace in the days to come.
Sincerely, Richard and Janice Lacks

Bryan schick

Posted at 09:58am
I remember hin i was yonger he os a cherch man i beleve i thank i am related some how like his son maybe is it is wierd

Sherry Gentry

Posted at 03:20pm
Nancy you and your family are in my prayers May God give you all comfort during this difficult time.

Bryan schick Posted at 09:54am

Wen u say nancy did she ever live in cerstline

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