Dewey Lester Kiser, age 94, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 5, 2020. He had been a resident of Abingdon since 1986; having moved from Hurley, Va. During his working years, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator mostly with the Race Fork Coal Company. He served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II. Dewey was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, faithful friend, and he wore a smile that brightened any place that he entered.
He was preceded in death by his mother Alice Musick Kiser; father Beverly B. Kiser; wife Edith Blankenship Kiser; daughter Patricia Kiser Mounts; son-in-law Ted Osborne, Jr.; brothers Lonnie Kiser and Elmer Kiser; sisters Rousie Musick, Ollie Wilson, Vennie Musick, Fonnie Duty, Karmie Farmer, Magalean Musick, and Novella Thompson.
Dewey is survived by his daughter Judy Kiser Osborne of Grundy, Va.; grandsons Pete Osborne of Grundy, Va., Brent Osborne of Mechanicsville, Va., Brad Osborne of Blacksburg, Va.; and Patrick Mounts of Cedar Bluff, Va.;great grandson and great granddaughter Grayson and Avery Osborne of Mechanicsville, Va.; sisters Irene Musick, Shirley Sykes and Elladean Musick all of Abingdon, and Bonnie Breeding of Littlestown, PA; several special nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from Noon – 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. A funeral ceremony will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Phillip Cook officiating. The livestreamed funeral service may be viewed by following this link https://youtu.be/uZUrhSQV1DA
. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens where Pete, Brent, Brad and Grayson Osborne, Patrick and James Mounts, David Sykes, Mike Sykes, Frederick Thompson and Mark Thompson will serve as casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be Willis, Clyde, Larry, Gerald, and James Kiser, Dennis Farmer, Ronnie Kingsley, Dewey Davis, Doug Melvin, Ricky Matney, Will Harrison, and Terry Looney.
To honor Dewey’s service to our country, graveside military rites will be performed by the Army National Guard and the Highlands Veterans Honor Guard.
Those wishing to express sympathy online or send “Hugs from Home” may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
and signing the online guestbook.
The family of Dewey Lester Kiser is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.