Craig A. Keup, 25, of Rice was taken from us May 5th 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident that occured in Bay County Florida. He was born July 14, 1991 in Norfolk Va, the son of Andrew and Lori Keup. He attended Norfolk schools and graduated from Prince Edward County High School in 2009, where he participated in many groups , organizations and athletic teams.
Craig enlisted in the Navy in 2010, and was forward deployed to the Western Pacific onboard the USS Cowpens and the USS Antietam, later to transfer to the USS Monsoon in Bahrain. Craig was currently assigned to Panama City Florida Naval Station.
Craig is survived by his parents Andrew and Lori Keup of Rice; his brother Chrstopher and his wife Ena of Key West Florida, and his sister Lauren Keup of Rice. He was preceeded in death by Grandparents Orville and Margaret Keup of Maribel Wisconsin. Craig also leaves his maternal grandparents, Robert and Linda Fox, of Auburn Massachusetts; Cousins , Aunts and Uncles, Shipmates and many close friends who will miss him dearly.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Shorter Funeral Home in Farmville. A brief Honors Ceremony will be held at Saylors Creek State Park Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to a Wounded Warrior Organization of your choice.