Gary Keisel


Mr. Gary Carson Keisel, 69, of Norfolk, passed away on April 22 in Norfolk.

Born on Oct. 10, 1954, in Nassawadox, he was the son of the late William A. Keisel and Betty Taylor Keisel. Gary was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a civil servant for the Norfolk Navy base as a pipe fitter. He loved metal detecting and spent many hours walking the beach finding treasures. He enjoyed life fully and will be missed by his friends and family, who were very dear to him.

Other than his mother, Betty, Gary is survived by a son, Jake Carson Keisel, of Richmond and his mother, Juanita Marie Cole Keisel; a sister, Pamela Ward and her husband, Kenneth “Abe,” of Exmore; two brothers, Robert Keisel and his wife, Toni, of Norfolk and William Keisel and his wife, Deann, of Kenson, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on Friday, April 26, at 2 p.m. from the Wessells Cemetery in Mears.

Arrangements were by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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