Russell Edward Keeton 1937-2014

Russell Edward Keeton, 77, of Ashland, KY went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, KY.

Mr. Keeton was born on September 2, 1937 in Ashland, KY, a son of the late John Bryant, and the late Mary Church Keeton Fife. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Harold Keeton, and two sisters: Willa Mae Mays and Frances Keeton.

Mr. Keeton was a Master Plumber and owner of Keeton Plumbing.  He attended the Pentecostal Holiness Tabernacle in Flatwoods, KY.  He enjoyed working in flowers with Shirley, his wife.  He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and his trips to the Smoky Mountains.  Mr. Keeton’s main focus was spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

Mr. Keeton is survived by his loving wife of fifty six years, Shirley Jacobs Keeton.  He is also survived by six children:  Teresa Hampton of Ashland, KY, Russell E. (Donetta) Keeton JR. of Vanceburg, KY, Patricia (Sam) Akers of Medway, OH, Rebecca (John) Cordle of Ashland, KY, Aaron E. (Benni) Keeton of Ashland, KY, Malissa (Earl) Dishman of Huntington, WV; seventeen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; a brother, John (Joetta) Keeton of South Point, OH, a sister, Dorothy Morris of Columbus, OH; and a host of extended family and friends.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 PM on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Pentecostal Holiness Tabernacle in Flatwoods, KY with Pastor Lloyd L. Bailey and Rev. J.E. Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, KY.

The visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY.  Online condolences may be sent on the family’s behalf to


#3 Amy Spencer 2014-12-19 12:00
Thinking of you and wishing we could ease your pain, but only One can do that for you, the God of all comfort. Sending our love and condolences at this difficult time. Take care and think of the good memories that you have of him.
#2 Mike and Teresa 2014-12-18 20:11
Mark and Rachel and the Cordle family, We are praying for you. Our hope is in the Lord. We love you all.
Mike and Teresa Compton
God Bless you
#1 Shana Perdew 2014-12-18 12:33
I am so sorry for your family loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shana

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