Hubert Elmer Kiser Jr.

June 10, 1931October 26, 2018

Dr. Hubert Elmer “Puck” Kiser, Jr., 87 of Martinsville, Virginia passed away peacefully on October 26, 2018. Dr. Kiser was born on June 10, 1931, the son of Hubert Elmer Kiser, Sr. and Virginia Lee Strange Kiser, in Tazewell, Virginia. Dr. Kiser graduated Cum Laude from Hampden-Sydney College, from the Medical College of Virginia with honors, and from Columbia University, New York, where he was vice-president of his class. A captain in the United States Air Force, Dr. Kiser was in the Reserves from 1959 until 1972. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Martinsville, Virginia, past president of the Rotary Club of Bluefield, West Virginia, and a Paul Harris Fellow. “Puck” was a member of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution and was past president of the Lunch and Fellowship (LAF) Group of Martinsville, Virginia.

Professionally Dr. Kiser was past president of the Southern Association of Orthodontists, past president of the Virginia and West Virginia orthodontic associations and served as a consultant to the American Board of Orthodontists. He was an adjunct clinical instructor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Kiser wrote articles and lectured about orthodontics and professional ethics. As an author, Dr. Kiser published a collection of personal stories in 1998 ‘Only In Tazewell II’ to benefit the Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell, Virginia, where he served as chairman of the board. Dr. Kiser also served on the Tazewell Community Hospital Foundation Board.

Dr. Kiser was a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a charter member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists. He was a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and received the Southern Association of Orthodontists Citizenship Award, the Oren Oliver Distinguished Service Award and was recognized as a Pioneer of the Specialty in 2009. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded “Puck” with a certificate of award in community service in 2002 in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Dr. Kiser and his wife Anne were avid travelers. They visited all 50 states and the 7 continents of the World. The Kisers traveled to Europe 13 times and visited over 80 countries.

Dr. Kiser is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anne Troxler Kiser of Martinsville, Virginia; his son, Dr. Marshall Kent Kiser of Radford, Virginia; his daughter, Kimberly Kiser Snyder and her husband, Dr. Edward Philip Snyder of Martinsville, Virginia. Dr. Kiser is survived by 5 grandchildren, Edward Ghent Snyder and his wife, Jennifer, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, Marshall Hampton Snyder of North Chicago, Illinois, Katherine Ryan Snyder of Richmond, Virginia, William Gillespie Kiser and Marshall Bowen Kiser of Radford, Virginia.

Dr. Kiser is also survived by three nieces Mrs. Douglas Sheorn of Columbia, South Carolina, Mrs. Bill Rice of Mill Spring, North Carolina and Ms. Dana Reid Darden Copeland of Virginia Beach, Virginia, three nephews, Marshall Fisher of Hickory, North Carolina, Jeffrey Fisher of Indialantic, Florida and Edwin Adams Darden, IV of Virginia Beach, Virginia, their spouses and children. Dr. Kiser was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Elmer Kiser, Sr. and Virginia Lee Strange Kiser, his sister Nancy Kiser Fisher of Camden, South Carolina and his grandson Harrison Trent Kiser.

Visitation will be on Thursday, November 1st from 6 to 8 pm at McKee-Stone Funeral Home, 109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 2nd at 11 am at The First United Methodist Church, 146 East Main Street, Martinsville, VA 24112 with Pastor Keith Ritchie presiding. Burial will be private. A reception in celebration of “Puck’s“ life will be held at Chatmoss Country Club at 550 Mount Olivet Road, Martinsville, VA, immediately following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church or to the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County at 132 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville, VA 24112 Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA

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Carol Biggs

November 6, 2018

Dear Anne, I apologize for not sending a note but you know I had shoulder surgery. I am so glad that John saw you at the hospital. We are so sad about Puck but have such fun memories of your time in Bluefield.
Sending much love to you and your family, Carol and John Biggs

John and Martha Hilton

November 2, 2018

We are so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Grieve for him, but celebrate the memories you have of him. As long as you have those he will not be forgotten.
Our best to you, the boys and your family.

John and Martha Hilton

Rucker Snead

November 1, 2018

We have lost a "good man and a good citizen" who will be greatly missed.

Javier Mejia

November 1, 2018

My condolences to the family of Dr Kiser, I knew him for a short time but I learned he was a very good man, we will miss him

Maury Hamill

October 31, 2018

Dear Anne,
Sue and I were shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of our times with you and Puck at Orthodontic meetings over the years. Puck was a good friend and wise advisor who encouraged and strengthened my practice in many ways. Sincere condolences to you and all your family.
Maury and Sue Hamill

Debbie Mariotti

October 30, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the family of Dr. Kiser. He was a fantastic orthodontist and man. So glad Bluefield had the privilege of having him.

Van Oakes

October 30, 2018

We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Dr. Kiser. My mother, Delores Oakes always thought highly of Dr. Kiser. We will continue to keep Ms. Kiser and the entire family in our prayers .
Butch & Carol Oakes and Family

Robert Jackson

October 30, 2018

I would like to express my condolences
for the loss of Dr. Hubert Kiser to his
family. I will always remember my
friendship with him.
Sincerely, Bob Jackson

Roxanne Llewellyn

October 30, 2018

I came to know Dr. Kiser as so many did: as his patient. A consummate professional, he was always kind and had a good sense of humor. And 40 years later, I still receive compliments on the smile he perfected for me. Condolences to Dr. Kiser’s family.

Ernest Hays

October 30, 2018

Dear Anne, Puck was one of those special people that you immediately liked. The first time we met was at my neighbor Jim Godwin’s in 1974 and watching him and Big Jim try to match wits was hilarious. After that there were many social events that we all attended and exchanged barbs. When Jim invited me to join Rotary, I always made sure to sit at their Rowdy Table. I enjoyed every minute I was with Puck. Great stories and conversation but when it became time to be serious, he was a great thinker as well! Puck was one of my big supporters to become a Rotary District Governor. I will cherish those memories and will miss him. Praying for your family.
Ernie Hays