Phillip Paul (Corky) Keizur, 85, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, surrounded by those he loved.
He was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Hood River, Ore., to Onie “Butch” and Mary (Horn) Keizur.
As a young man, he worked in the sawmill for a few months and then started driving log truck at the age of 18. He drove until his retirement on his 70th birthday. He also was a volunteer firefighter
He married Esther Helms on May 4, 1946, at the Assembly of God in Hood River. They had four sons: Rodney, Leo, Clyde and Daniel. He was a long time member of the Assembly of God.
He loved camping in his travel trailer with family and friends and he liked to go drink coffee and swap stories with what he called “The Liars Club,” although his wife insists he never told a lie.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Esther Irene; sons Rodney and spouse Sheryl, Hood River; Leo and spouse Sharon, Stanfield, Ore.; Clyde and spouse Mary, The Dalles, Ore.; Daniel, The Dalles; his nine grandchildren, Randy Keizur, Jill Szeremi, Amie Anderson, Adam Keizur, Aaron Keizur, Teresa Dodson, Jacob Keizur, Christopher Keizur, Phillip Keizur; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Onie and Mary, his twin brother Paul Phillip, brother Victor (Buster) , his three sisters Marie Slaughter, Daisy Barrett and Jean Prinzing.
Services are planned Thursday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., at Idlewilde Cemetery, 980 Tucker Road , Hood River, followed by a luncheon at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave. Hood River, with viewing hours prior on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Grace House Ministries, 624 E 12th The Dalles, Oregon 97058.
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