James Earl Keaton
James Earl Keaton
James Earl Keaton, age 73, of Summertown, TN passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired from Sherwin Williams with 44 years of service, and a member of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club where he was a seven level Paul Harris Fellow and served as Rotary Club Secretary for a number of years. He was a member of Pulaski Street Church of Christ, the TN Fair Association, VFW Post 1618, and was a Master Gardener. Mr. Keaton was an honorably discharged Vietnam Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his father: Arther Keaton.
Survivors include his wife: Lynn Keaton of Summertown, TN; two sons: Steve Keaton (Michelle) of Spring Hill, TN and Scott Keaton of Oak Ridge, TN; one step-son: Eric Cockrell (Candace) of Fairview, TN; his mother: Mary Cleo Clayton Keaton of Lawrenceburg, TN; four grandchildren: Lesley Allison (Garin) of Columbia, TN, Adam James Keaton (Jessie) of Spring Hill, TN, and Kenzie Hodnett (Jacob) and Journey Keaton, both of Oak Ridge, TN; two step-grandsons: Evan Cockrell and Grant Cockrell, both of Fairview, TN; two great-grandchildren: Oliver Allison and Arthur Allison, both of Columbia, TN; and two brothers: Joe Keaton (Connie) of Murfreesboro, TN and Jackie Keaton (Beth) of Lawrenceburg, TN.
Funeral services for James Earl Keaton were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 with Jacob Evans and Ray Watkins officiating. Interment followed at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN with full military honors. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be sent by way of: www.nealfuneralhome.net.