Richard Keith Bays, 76, of Hurricane, WV Born October 12, 1942, Died May 21, 2019 working on the farm that he loved. Keith was a 1960 Graduate of Hurricane High School, He served in the U. S. Army where he was a member of The Old Guard making rank of Sergeant. He was also a member of the Hamlin Church of Christ and retired from Special Metals in 1995. Keith spent many happy hours visiting and talking on the phone with family and friends, weekly trips to the cattle market and buying and selling cattle. He was preceded in death by his parents Clay and Dorothy Fizer Bays, brother Carlos Bays and brother in law B. G. Boster.
He is survived by his wife Rebecca “Becky” Bays, daughter Lori Brothers (Joe), and grandson Christopher Brothers, Siblings Russell (Joe) Bays, Carolyn Boster, Bernard (Donna) Bays, Sharon (Jessie) Adkins, Kathy (Allen) Messinger and sister in law Bernice Bays, and a host of special friends and extended family.
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Valley View Memorial Park and Visitation will be from 6 til 8 on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home.