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April 27, 2014

Michael W. Vestal

JOLO — Michael W. Vestal, 45, of Jolo, WV, passed away on April 24, 2014 due to injuries sustained from an accident in Jolo.

Mike was born January 5, 1969 in Welch, WV. He was adopted by his grandparents, the late Albert and Myrtle Vestal, formerly of English. He was a former employee of the Old Saveway store in Jolo for many years and also the Bradshaw Pharmacy in Bradshaw, WV.

In addition to his grandparents he was also preceded in death by Martha Baker Riffe whom raised him from a small child, a foster brother Mack Authur Riffe, and stepfather Winfred (Winnie) Keene.

Survivors include his biological mother, Ruth Vestal Keene of Atwell, WV, two daughters Manda Shei Vestal Johnson and husband Brandon of Princeton, WV, and Shania Jade Harmon of Vallscreek, WV; three half sisters Teresa Payne and fiancé Walter Ball of Bradshaw, WV, Pamela Epling and husband Logan of Chapmanville, WV, and Jessica Prater and husband Vernon of Vallscreek, WV; one brother Joe Keene and wife Christina of Vallscreek, WV; two special/ foster sisters Glenda Arrington and husband Eddie of Jolo, WV and Wanda Bishop and husband Ray of Tennessee; one special/foster brother Andrew (Duke) Riffe of Tazwell, VA; one grandchild, Emma Beth Johnson of Princeton, WV; and very special friends, Leon and Debbie Mitchell and son Johnny also of Jolo, WV, with whom he made his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. with the Reverend Charles Rose and the Reverend Roger Pete Woods officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV.  In honoring the wishes of Mike his body will be cremated following the services.

Friends may visit with the family Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014, at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV, from 5 to 11 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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