Southern Pines, NC

John Franklin Keyser III, age 47, passed away October 17, 2012, at FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst NC.
Mr. Keyser was a beloved local artist and singer. His heart and soul were open to everyone as he never met a stranger and was always willing to help someone in need.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Jane (Tootsie) Keyser . He is survived by his wife of six years, Katie of Southern Pines; two sons, Matthew Keyser of Wythville Va. and, Eathan Ingland of Southern Pines NC; two brothers, Jack Keyser and wife, Linda of Covington Va., and Kyle Keyser of Covington Va and one sister, Teresa Taylor and husband, Larry of Elizabeth City NC.
A service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the:
Fibromyalgia Association
AFSA PO Box 32698
Tucson AZ 85751
Lupus Foundation
2000 L. Street NW. Suite 410
Washington DC., 20036
Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines is assisting the family
Online condolences at

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  1. John was an amazing person. We went to school together and I just saw him at our class reunion 2 weeks ago. We reconnected on Facebook and I enjoyed talking to him on there. What I will remember most about John besides his amazing singing, was that he alw

  2. To Katie and Family,
    My family expresses our sympathy for your sudden loss of John. May you know he is in a better place and will forever watch over you all. Prayers of strengh to get through difficult time.

  3. I went to school with John and sang with him in choir and madrigals. He was a sweet, gentle soul who will be greatly missed! My sincere sympathy to all of the family!

  4. All of John’s family is in my prayers. I knew John from high school. We were in band together. He was always so pleasant and just an outstanding person. I remember him being very artistic, like his brother (Kyle). I have been facebook friends with him for

  5. John and I were friends all through school. He was a very good person all the time I knew him. He was a good man, a friend always. I know he’s in a better place now, and we all miss him. Prayers to all of his family and loved ones. He will be missed.

  6. John and I were friends and classmates. It was wonderful to see him at the reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    Chris Lindsay

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one. The Lord will give you
    strength to continue your journey of grief.
    God’s Peace,
    Pat Brown and Staff, Powell Funeral Home
    Director of Aftercare

  8. Katie,
    You and Ethan are in my thought and prayers. I am so thankful that Ethan was blessed with having john as dad and you were blessed with such a loving husband. We are so glad to have met and known him even briefly. This sudden loss is so devast

  9. I met And got to know John while he worked at Mac’s. He was a sweet soul, always offering an ear to listen to whatever was wrong in my day. I will miss him and his warm smile that greeted me every time I saw him. May God be with his loved ones as they mov

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