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In Memory of

Coy Monroe Kiser, Jr.

January 23, 1933 - January 28, 2012

Obituary


The Honorable Coy M. Kiser, Jr., retired General District Judge of the 25th Judicial District, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn Sloyer Kiser, his dearly loved son, Clint Kiser and wife Betty of Fredericksburg, VA, two grandchildren; Monica Nolan and fiance' Jason Hill and Ryan Nolan.
Coy was born January 23, 1933 in Charlotte, NC to the late Ruth Sanders and Coy M. Kiser, Sr.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Ann...

The Honorable Coy M. Kiser, Jr., retired General District Judge of the 25th Judicial District, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Augusta Health in Fishersville.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn Sloyer Kiser, his dearly loved son, Clint Kiser and wife Betty of Fredericksburg, VA, two grandchildren; Monica Nolan and fiance' Jason Hill and Ryan Nolan.
Coy was born January 23, 1933 in Charlotte, NC to the late Ruth Sanders and Coy M. Kiser, Sr.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Ann Coley.
Mr. Kiser was the first Commandant and instrumental organizer of The Hudgins Rifles, Fishburne Military (FMS) drill team, in 1951. Serving as catcher for the FMS baseball team, he also had a life-long love for baseball.
After graduation from Fishburne in 1952, he received an appointment with the FBI. While serving in the United States Army, he was stationed in Guam during the Korean War. Upon his return, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Richmond, where he met his wife Evelyn. He went on to receive his Law Degree from Mercer University of Law in Macon, GA.
Mr. Kiser then returned to Waynesboro to teach at Fishburne Military School. He passed his Virginia State Bar in 1967 at which time he established his law practice.
He served diligently as the first Public Defender in the state of Virginia, serving the County of Augusta, cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, until he was elevated and elected by the General Assembly as Judge. The Most Honorable Judge Kiser served the 25th district of Virginia until his retirement in 1993. He continued to serve as substitute Judge throughout Virginia for many years.
He was Past Exalted Ruler of Waynesboro Elks Lodge No. 2270, a member of Lee Masonic Lodge 209, the ACCA Temple and was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
Judge Kiser, "Dad, husband and friend," will be missed and we will celebrate his life for his sense of humor, stories, and love of baseball.
A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Revs. Merle Fisher and Neil Hough officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.
The family would like to thank Linda Cabell, his devoted friends, staff of Augusta Health Cancer Center, Department of Radiation and Oncology for their love, care and support during Coy's recent illness.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be made to Fishburne Military School, 225 Wayne Ave., P O Box 988 Waynesboro, Virginia 22980.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com