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Calvin Eddie Deskins

April 8, 1944 August 26, 2019
Calvin  Eddie Deskins
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Obituary for Calvin Eddie Deskins

Calvin Eddie Deskins, 75 years of age of Marvin, VA passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Born April 8, 1944 in Raven, VA he was the son of the late Roscoe Rueben Deskins Sr and Margaret Louise Butcher Deskins.

Eddie was a member of the Trinity Tabernacle Church of Raven, VA and was the proud owner and operator of Eddie’s Exxon on Rt 460 for 51 years and was a retired coal miner and trucker. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed working with flowers, hunting, and berry picking and he loved having his family together for any occasion. He loved helping the community in any way he could and loved everything there was about history especially the history about Buchanan County. He was a member of the Odd Fellows IOOF #17, member of the Sons of the Confederacy and a proud member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son-in-law Eddie Reen Keen.

Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 55 years, Shelby Jean Hale Deskins of Raven, VA; two daughters, Wilma Jean Keen of Short Gap, VA and Linda Star Deskins of Lake Mary, FL; one son Tony (Hilary) Deskins of Marvin, VA; and one brother, Roscoe Reuben (Lois) Deskins Jr of Wardell, VA.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Tonya Shelton, Shelly Lester, Audrey Estep, Dwayne Lester, Tara Hurley, Jackie Lester, Toni Ward, Mason Deskins, and Lauren Deskins; seven great-grandchildren, Daniel Robinette, Calvin Jordan Shelton, Jaedan Shelton, Cameron Robinette, Austin Smith, Naomi Estep, and Gabby Ward; one special nephew, Timmy Deskins and a host of family and friends

Funeral services for Calvin Eddie Deskins will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain with Reverend Brandon Estep and Reverend James Horton officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Dwayne Lester, Daniel Robinette, Mason Deskins, Calvin Jordan Shelton, Andrew Hurley, Josh Shelton, Brenden Lawrence, John Ward and Tim Deskins. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Deskins, Allen Deskins, Daymon Cordle, Allen Stacy, William Stevenson, Roger Johnson and the Men of Trinity Tabernacle.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening, August 29, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

The family of Mr. Calvin Eddie Deskins have entrusted the care of their loved one to the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, Virginia.

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6:00 PM 8/29/2019 6:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

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11:00 AM 8/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

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Greenhills Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy Cedar Bluff 24609 VA
United States

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