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September 24, 1946 ~ August 20, 2019 (age 72)
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Thurston Ellis Keathley “Tony”, age 72 passed away unexpectedly on August 20, 2019.  Tony was the life partner of Jeanne Cox, they shared 20 amazing years together.  Born in Anderson County, TN, he was the son of Hershel and Zola Keathley.  Tony enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family and the company of his friends. He took pride in his time spent serving his country.  A decorated soldier of the United States Army, he was proud to be an American soldier.  Tony was preceded in death by his Granny, Ola Mae Hunter, whom he loved dearly, his father Hershel, brothers, Richard and Stanley, brother-in-law, Frank, and daughter-in-law, Anna and his ex-wife and mother of his children, Margaret J. Keathley.


He is survived by life partner, Jeanne

Mother, Zola

Brothers, Johnny (Bonnie), Jerry (Kathy), James (Pam), GB, and Gary,

Sisters, Lola (Gary), Pat, Jennie (Danny) and Shelia (Kevin),


Tony, Tonia (Ron), Latisha and April (Kevin).

Grandchildren, Travis (Sarah), Kelsey, Tyler, Kayla (Andrew), Devin, Jamey (Jeremy), John (Brook) and Dalton (Heidi). 

Great grandchildren, Bailey, Braidey, Bentley, Sebastian, Cassandra, Penelope, Isabella, Colton and Olivia along with many nieces, nephews, family members and special friends.


The family will receive friends Friday, August 23, 2019 from 4 to 6:00pm at Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 5515 Knoxville Hwy, Coalfield.  Funeral Services with full Military Services will follow at 6:00pm with Pastor Taylor Phelps and Bro. James Foster officiating.


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