Walter Keith Salyers
Walter Keith Salyers was considered by most people to be an information sponge. It’s been said that he read every book in the Floyd County Public Library and often went on journeys to other cities or states in search of books not available in his hometown. Some people considered him as somewhat of a hermit, though others thought that it was more that he was so knowledgeable that he had trouble communicating with ordinary people.
His Aunt Minnie had several newspaper and magazine subscriptions that she always gave him after reading. He was a particularly good friend of a neighbor, John Osborne, and when John became very sick with cancer, Keith went daily to visit with him, take him his mail, carry in coal/firewood to heat the house or any chores he needed. Most of his classmates probably remember him as the young man who challenged his teachers when he was more informed on a subject than they were.
As an adult, Keith loved to travel, and had a great sense of adventure that led him to see much of America. His passion for learning continued well into adulthood, and even in recent years he was known at his nursing home for being exceptionally well-read.
He was preceded in death by five of his six siblings: Reba, Brenda, Glen, Bruce, and Velinda.
He is survived by his brother Colby and nephews Martin and Glenn McClanan, and niece Anne McClanan.
His funeral service will be Monday, June 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, KY, with burial to follow in the Martin Cemetery, Eastern, KY, visitation after 5:00 PM on Sunday June 26, 2022.
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