Hurstle Ray Keeton, age 81 of Oneida, TN departed this life on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the home of his daughter in Clinton, TN. Born July 8, 1940, in Scott County, TN, he was the son of the late Henry and Lela Keeton. Hurstle was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Oneida, and also loved New Haven Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Tabitha Rae Keeton; beloved wife: Joretta ‘Honey’ Keeton; brothers: Bill, Clyde, and Herman Keeton; and sister: Edith Byrd.
Hurstle is survived by his daughter: April Keeton; 2 granddaughters: Eliza and Aveah; grandson: Leo; "his daughter and his grandchildren were the lights of his life"; sisters: Reva Duncan, Ruth Buttram, and Helen Terry; brothers: Roger Keeton and wife Shari, and Paul Keeton; sister-in-law: Margie Keeton; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and special friends.
Friends may visit with the Keeton family on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m., in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Philip Kazee officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Carson Memorial Mausoleum in Oneida, TN with full Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Post #136 of Oneida. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In-Lieu-of-Flowers, donations may be made In Memory of Hurstle Keeton to: The Salvation Army, P. O. Box 669, Knoxville, TN 37901.
West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Hurstle Ray Keeton.
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