Delmore Keith Highlander, 77, of Alderson, WV, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division, in Charleston, WV, following a sudden illness.
Born February 6, 1939, in Asbury, WV, he was the son of Joe Theodore and Blanche Virginia Kincaid Highlander.
Mr. Highlander was a wind-up operator in film, having retired from Hercules, Inc. in Covington, VA, after many years of service. He was a 1956 graduate of Alderson High School in Alderson, where he was very active in sports. Mr. Highlander served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Alderson. He was an avid fan of the West Virginia University Mountaineer football and basketball programs, and he loved to spend time visiting his friends at the Alderson Big Wheel Restaurant.
Survivors include his daughter, Angela Marie Highlander, and her fiance, Bruce Battaile of Beckley, WV; two granddaughters, Alison Stewart and Lauren Stewart, both of Alderson; three brothers, Joe Highlander of Hampton, VA, Leonard Highlander of Roanoke, VA, and Coleman “Coco” Highlander and his wife, Betty, of Alderson; two sisters, Dona Copenhaver and her husband, Ray, of Woodbridge, VA, and Leona Maynard of Newport News, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 11 AM at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Pastor David Highlander officiating. Burial will follow at the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery in Alderson. Friends may call Monday, April 18, 2016, from 7-9 PM at the Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Lobban Funeral Home is serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the April 18, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.