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Douglas Lincoln Kiser, 81, of Garrison, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his Residence.
He was born June 20, 1935, in Carter County, a son of the late Charles V. Kiser and Merle M. Pack Kiser.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Toland; his second wife, Gwendolyn June Kiser; two granddaughters; four sisters; and eight brothers.
Douglas was of the Baptist Faith and attended the Spy Run House of Prayer. He retired from Erie Railroad and was also a U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Veteran.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Irene Moore Kiser; three sons, Douglas (Rhonda) Kiser of Minford, Ohio, David (Diana) Kiser and William L. Thompson, both of Garrison; five daughters, Cheryl (Jamie) Smyke of Vanceburg, Jennifer (Teddy) Kiser of Minford, Ohio, April (Ron) Reed of Lacrosse, Kan., Tammy (Richard) Ginn of Vanceburg and Julia White of Portsmouth, Ohio; one sister, Mary (Tom) Byrd of North Carolina; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a whole community of kids that called him Papaw; and his dog, Abraham.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Spy Run House of Prayer in Garrison with Pastor Blake Bevins and The Rev. Gary Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Everman Cemetery in Grayson with military rites by James Dickey American Legion Post 23 in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore is in charge of arrangements.
Published on April 2, 2017
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