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William "Keith" Naylor

October 31, 1957 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 61)


William Keith Naylor, 61, of 781 Honeycutt Rd., passed away at his home peacefully surrounded by family, Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 3 PM, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Matthew Creech, Rev. Chris Butler and Rev. Paul Honeycutt officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites.  The family will receive friends from 6 PM – 8 PM, Monday, May 6, 2019 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Keith, born October 31, 1957 in Dover, Delaware, was the son of Grady Elmon Naylor and Berneice Matthews Naylor.  He was a farmer, a retired member of the Herring Fire Department with twenty years’ service, a past Master of Coharie Lodge #379 Salemburg.  He was an honorary member of Hiram Lodge #98 and Mingo Lodge #206. He was a member of the Sampson County Shrine Club and Sampson County Roadsters.  Keith was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church where he was an ordained Deacon for over thirty years.

Survivors include: wife of forty years, Barbara Lou Simmons Naylor; daughter, Amy Leah Naylor; parents, Grady Elmon Naylor and Berneice Matthews Naylor;  brother, Ricky E. Naylor (Cynthia); sister, Connie Naylor Smith (Eddie); special friends, Ronnie and Pam Hedgepeth; sister-in-law, Sherry Fann (Keith), brother-in-law, Rexton Simmons (Linda);  nine nieces and nephews; and  five great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Transportation Fund, PO Box 12829, New Bern, NC  28561 or to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11341 N US Hwy 421, Clinton, NC  28328.

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