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Harold Stuart Keatts / February 24, 2020
Harold Stuart Keatts, 75, of Virginia Beach, formerly of South Boston and Mathews, a U.S. Army veteran born on April 17, 1944, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with his family by his side.

Stuart was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church, but attended Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. He was a faithful attendee and loved both churches. Stuart served in the US Army from 1963-1966.

He worked as a store manager for the A&P/Super Fresh Supermarket, retiring after 30 years of employment.

He enjoyed the last three years after moving to Virginia Beach with his wife, riding his electric scooter on the boardwalk and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Palmer Keatts of South Boston; his wife of 52 years, Hope Pulliam Keatts; son Tony Keatts and wife Kristi of Newport News; daughter Tennille Powell and husband Scott of Williamsburg; granddaughters, Abby and Meagan Keatts; grandsons Ethan and Logan Powell; brother Kenneth Keatts; sister Faye Powell and her husband Lowell all of South Boston; sisters-in-law Lajanice Morris, and her husband Riley, and Mary Jane Stembridge as well as a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father George Allen Keatts, sister Eleanor K. Puryear and brothers-in-law, James Bagby and Douglas Puryear; brother Jerry A. Keatts and sister-in-law Dale Keatts and nephew Rodney (Buddy) Bagby.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Betty Marshall conducting the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

A reception and visitation will be held afterwards in the fellowship hall.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home.

Any memorials are requested to be made to Glenwood Cemetery, 4030 Philpott Road, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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