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Hoyt " H. S. " Simpson Keeter, Jr.

Hoyt " H. S. " Simpson Keeter, Jr. age 90 died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center Cleveland. Born in Cleveland County on March 17, 1926 he was the son of the late Hoyt Simpson and Dorothy Bridges Keeter, Sr. H. S. lived his faith throughout his life and was known for his love for God, family, employees and customers. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church while proudly serving on the deacon board, a member of the Cal Robertson Sunday School Class, and various committees. After serving in the U. S. Navy during WWII, he went to work with his father at Keeter Ford. H. S. continued the family tradition of serving Cleveland County and believed that, "Ford should be the only car on the road." . H. S. was also a trustee at Gardner Webb University, past chairman of the Salvation Army Board, and a Shelby Kiwanis Club member. H. S. enjoyed Nascar, golf, and traveling, especially to the beach, which was his "Happy Place." His level of commitment to serving others is a testament to the man he was.

S. is survived by his wife, Sandra Camp Keeter; two daughters, Missy Darnell and husband Scott of Paducah KY. and Sonya Aaron of San Antonio, TX.; three sisters, Deanne Robertson of Shelby, Billie Kathryn Coffee and husband Demetrius of Marietta, GA., and Millie Holbrook and husband Eddie of Shelby; the apple of his eye, granddaughter, Madison Darnell; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Canoy and Rev. Tony Tench officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be held at Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Memorials can be made to: First Baptist Church, 120 N. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150 or the H. S. and Sandra Keeter Scholarship Fund, PO Box 997, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.

Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Keeter.

Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com

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