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    Saturday, November 20 2021
    James Keith Thackston

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 06:00 pm   |  Permalink   |  30 Comments  |  Email
    Im so sorry for your loss! He was such a sweet man! Sending much love to the family! - Jeannetta and Calvin McClain
    Posted by Jeannetta McClain on 11/20/2021 - 07:46 PM
    Keith was such an awesome friend who always had a smile on his face! I know he is right there with Icecream n Maxine, Mike n many more laughing n catching up! Thoughts n prayers for all of his family n friends! Rest In Peace, Keith! He will be greatly missed n loved always.
    Posted by Delores n Ronnie Tanner on 11/20/2021 - 08:09 PM
    God Bless and comfort you in your loss.
    Posted by Jackie Conner on 11/20/2021 - 09:04 PM
    Our deepest condolences for Stephanie, Angie, and all who loved Keith. He lived a well rounded life and helped form the lives of all those around him. Keith will live through his beautiful daughters and grandchildren. Love and Hugs, Janelle, Brian, and Family
    Posted by Janelle Silverman-Smith on 11/20/2021 - 09:48 PM
    Our deepest condolences for Stephanie, Angie, and all who loved Keith. He lived a well rounded life and helped form the lives of all those around him. Keith will live through his beautiful daughters and grandchildren. Love and Hugs, Janelle, Brian, and Family
    Posted by Janelle Silverman-Smith on 11/20/2021 - 09:48 PM
    RIP Keith, you will be missed.
    Posted by Ronnie Jackson on 11/20/2021 - 10:13 PM
    Remembering the many times we visited the shop and had work done,and enjoyed the company of a good man. Rest in Peace.
    Posted by Dyphana Rainey Neblett on 11/20/2021 - 10:14 PM
    Sorry to hear of Keith's passing. He will be missed by many.
    Posted by Dianne Brooks on 11/20/2021 - 10:35 PM
    So sorry to hear see this just talked to him this wk RIP SACHMO!!!!
    Posted by Allen Thompson on 11/20/2021 - 11:40 PM
    So very sorry to hear of your families lose sending prayers your way God Bless
    Posted by Martha Sweitzer on 11/21/2021 - 05:21 AM
    Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family and many friends. May the treasured memories you all hold dear bring comfort in the days to come.
    Posted by CHERYL L HAMMER on 11/21/2021 - 07:04 AM
    With deepest sympathy for your family's loss.
    Posted by Family of Vincent D. Hancock on 11/21/2021 - 08:15 AM
    I'm so very sorry. Keith will be missed by so many! Please accept my sincere condolences to each member of his family.
    Posted by Ginna Wilson on 11/21/2021 - 08:18 AM
    A long time friend, sorry to hear of his passing.
    Posted by Travis Parson on 11/21/2021 - 08:21 AM
    Keith was one of the good guys. He will be missed by many.
    Posted by Larry Minter on 11/21/2021 - 08:33 AM
    Sorry to here about Keith I work with him at Sadler auto center for quite a few years taught me a lot about working on Honda's we had some good times great man for sure prayers for the family
    Posted by Kevin wright on 11/21/2021 - 12:47 PM
    Offering condolences to the family and friends he left behind.
    Posted by June and Sterling Elliott on 11/21/2021 - 03:25 PM
    Our deepest condolences to Keith's family. He was a dedicated member of the Sons of the Confederacy, Old Brunswick Camp 512 where we first meet him years ago. It was always a pleasure to talk with him at the monthly meetings. He will definitely be missed by family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Posted by Mike & Wanda Tutor on 11/21/2021 - 04:11 PM
    You will be missed may you RIP prayers for his family
    Posted by Lemuel mule Brown on 11/21/2021 - 05:30 PM
    RIP my friend, I'm gonna miss you!
    Posted by Carl Pulley on 11/21/2021 - 07:07 PM
    So sorry about Keith, prayers for all your family.
    Posted by ANN MOORE on 11/22/2021 - 05:45 AM
    May you rest in peace my Friend
    Posted by Billy Lee Foster Sr on 11/22/2021 - 12:49 PM
    I am so sorry about your father's death. I will be praying for yo and your family!! I love you.
    Posted by Evelyn Moody on 11/22/2021 - 02:46 PM
    @orry to hear of his passing may God be with you all
    Posted by Robert Bruce Thompson on 11/22/2021 - 03:59 PM
    We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family. We know that Keith will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts, Winston and Sylvia
    Posted by SYLVIA N. DUVALL on 11/22/2021 - 04:46 PM
    So sorry to hear the sad news. Loved ones are truly missed, we can only hold that they are in a better place and free from life's pains and suffering.
    Posted by Tony Matthews on 11/22/2021 - 04:59 PM
    Keith was my husband Tommy Ray's oldest friend. They grew up next door to each other and remained friends throughout their lives. Keith has been a faithful friend to me also since Tommy's death, always stopping by whenever he visited Claude and Audrey. I will miss his visits and his smiling face. He was a very special person. Good bye old friend!
    Posted by Sandy Gee on 11/23/2021 - 05:51 AM
    Dianne, so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. I remember meeting him at a Brunswick Stew festival a few years back. God bless and love to the family.
    Posted by Carolyn Abernathy Gentry on 11/23/2021 - 10:51 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keith will be greatly missed. He was a good man. You have many memories to cherish. The Lord will give you strength. Trust in Him. Love to you all,
    Posted by Haynie and Shirley Hite on 11/23/2021 - 10:55 PM
    So sorry to learn of his death. I did not know him personally, but have heard my husband speak of him. May God be with each member of his family in the months ahead without him.
    Posted by Barbara Hudson (Mrs. Billy) on 11/27/2021 - 12:00 PM

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    James Keith Thackston, 74, of Dundas, VA. joined his parents, James Henry Thackston and Alberta Ghee Thackston, and his sister Maxine T. Tanner in Heaven on  November 20, 2021.  He is survived by his wife Diane B. Thackston, two daughters, Angie McGhinnis (Bobby) and Stephanie Foster (Billy); step-sons, Robby Moore and Kevin Moore (Megan); 10 grandchildren, Brandi, Billy, Chris, Sam, Joseph, Timothy,  Madisyn, Kailey, Judd and Gracie; his sister, Audrey T.  Otey (Claude) and his brother, H. Alton Thackston (Pat). Keith graduated from Kenbridge High School in 1965. He was  former owner of Thackston Shell Station in Kenbridge, worked many years at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, owned D&D Garage in Dundas and retired from Sadler Auto Center in South Hill. He enjoyed drag racing and loved working on his classic cars. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans # 512 and a member of Perseverance Christian Church where he was a deacon and sang in the choir. The family will receive friends at the Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 6:30 to 8PM. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 2PM at Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill, Virginia. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Perseverance Christian Church, 2894 Gigg Road, Kenbridge, Va. 23944. On line condolences may be made at

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