GREENVILLE - Jeffrey T. "Jeff" Keaser, 50, of Greenville, passed away the morning of Oct. 31, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Dayton.
He was born July 4, 1964, in Greenville, son of Charles E. and Marie C. (Kaiser) Keaser of Greenville.
Jeff was a motor carrier officer for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He served on the Greenville Township Fire Department and formerly served with the Greenville Township Rescue. He was a founding trustee of Dalmatian Duo Fire Prevention Team. He was a member of the Greenville Grace Brethren Church, the Eagles, and a former member of the Moose.
He is survived by his wife, Ellie (Smith) Keaser, whom he married Feb. 8, 2002; stepchildren, Shawn Zerkle, Elizabeth Zerkle and Molly (Joe) Hool; a stepgranddaughter, Ashling Hool; brothers and sisters, Terry (Marge) Keaser, Susan (Mike) Treadway, Darlene (Greg) Grubb, and Allen (Nancy) Keaser; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sam and Ella Smith; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tina Harbison, Sam Smith, Jr., Emily Smith, and Kelly Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Services with full Firefighter Honors will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Greenville Grace Brethren Church, 4805 State Route 49 S., Greenville, with Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 9 a.m. till time of service.
Jeff requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to either the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. Services have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com