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Saturday, November 20 2021
James Keith Thackston

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James Keith Thackston, 74, of Dundas, VA. joined his parents, James Henry Thackston and Alberta Ghee Thackston, and his sister Maxine T. Tanner in Heaven on  November 20, 2021.  He is survived by his wife Diane B. Thackston, two daughters, Angie McGhinnis (Bobby) and Stephanie Foster (Billy); step-sons, Robby Moore and Kevin Moore (Megan); 10 grandchildren, Brandi, Billy, Chris, Sam, Joseph, Timothy,  Madisyn, Kailey, Judd and Gracie; his sister, Audrey T.  Otey (Claude) and his brother, H. Alton Thackston (Pat). Keith graduated from Kenbridge High School in 1965. He was  former owner of Thackston Shell Station in Kenbridge, worked many years at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, owned D&D Garage in Dundas and retired from Sadler Auto Center in South Hill. He enjoyed drag racing and loved working on his classic cars. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans # 512 and a member of Perseverance Christian Church where he was a deacon and sang in the choir. The family will receive friends at the Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 6:30 to 8PM. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 2PM at Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill, Virginia. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Perseverance Christian Church, 2894 Gigg Road, Kenbridge, Va. 23944. On line condolences may be made at

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