Alderson-Delmore Keith Highlander, 77, passed away oThursday, Apr. 14, 2016, at Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division, Charleston, WV, following a sudden illness.\r\nBorn Feb. 6, 1939, in Asbury, he was the son of the late Joe Theodore and Blanche Virginia Kincaid Highlander.\r\nMr. Highlander was a wind-up operator in film, having retired from Hercules, Inc. in Covington, VA, after many years of service. He was a 1956 graduate of Alderson High School in Alderson, where he was very active in sports. Mr. Highlander served his Country in the United States Army, and was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Alderson. He was an avid fan of the WVU Mountaineer football and basketball programs, and he loved to spend time with his friends, visiting at the Alderson Big Wheel Restaurant.\r\nSurvivors include his daughter, Angela Marie Highlander and her fiance, Bruce Battaile, of Beckley; two granddaughters, Alison Stewart of Alderson and Lauren Stewart of Alderson; three brothers, Joe Highlander of Hampton, VA, Leonard Highlander of Roanoke, VA and Coleman \u201cCoco\u201d Highlander and wife Betty of Alderson; two sisters, Dona Copenhaver and husband Ray of Woodbridge, VA and Leona Maynard of Newport News, VA; and many nieces and nephews.\r\nFuneral services were held Tuesday, Apr. 19, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where Pastor David Highlander officiated. Burial was in the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.\r\nFriends called Monday evening, Apr. 18, at the funeral home.\r\nFamily and friends served as pallbearers.