Earl Martin Keefer, 68, of Fairmont, WV, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness.

Born October 21, 1949, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Pearl (Boppe) Keefer Rowe and the late George Keefer Sr. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Beverly (Toms) Keefer of Fairmont, WV.

Earl was a Christian by faith. He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School in MD. He was a veteran with the United States Marines having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a Maryland State Trooper for 21 years, retiring in 1994. He was a Trooper First Class and a member of the S.T.A.T.E. team when he retired. After retirement, he served as a private investigator in Maryland. Upon moving to West Virginia, he sold real estate working with Picket Fences and later Real Estate Plus.

Earl was a 32nd degree Mason with the Acacia Lodge #157 A.F.&A.M, the Scottish Rite Clarksburg Consistory, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 34, Upper Mon Valley Shrine Club, Taylor County Shrine Club, and the Desert Caravan where he was currently serving as president. He was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club and he was also a member of the American Legion for 47 years, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #7048, as well as a lifetime member of the N.R.A. Earl was an avid hunter and fisherman. For over 26 years, he enjoyed his annual elk hunting trips to Idaho.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, G. Alvey Keefer Jr. of Maugansville, MD; half- brothers, Michael Keefer, Richard Keefer and Jeffrey Keefer all of Berkley Springs, WV; half-sister, Dawn Warrington of Romney, WV; his sister-in-law, Barbara Iseminger and her husband Harold of Hagerstown, MD; niece, Wendy Iseminger of Chambersburg, PA; nephews, Jamie Iseminger and his wife Amanda of Hagerstown, MD, and David Iseminger and his partner Shawn Hagland of Takoma, WA; great-nephews, Trey Wilson and Cole Iseminger; great-niece, McKenna Iseminger; as well as several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505; or to Peoples Hospice, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.

Friends and family may visit the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4PM until 8PM.

The funeral will be held at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd, Hagerstown, MD, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 1PM, with Pastor Ronald Faith officiating.

Friends and family may also visit at the Minnich Funeral Home from 11AM until 1PM prior to the funeral. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, where military honors will be provided by the Joint Veterans Council and Marine League of Hagerstown.

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