James Martin Keeton Sr.

Born: Tue., Sep. 28, 1943
Died: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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James Martin Keeton Sr.

    James Martin Keeton Sr., 75, of Chillicothe, entered into Heaven on November 5, 2018 at OSU Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 28, 1943, in Kingston, the son of the late Emery and Ina (Jarrell) Keeton.

    In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Charlotte (Horsley) Keeton, on November 10, 2009; grandson, Joseph Keeton, on October 10, 1999; and siblings, Delena Britton, Lavona Holbrook, Mervil Keeton, and Larry Keeton.

    James is survived by his children, James Martin (Mary) Keeton Jr., of Rainsboro, Cindy (Dave) Cain, of Cincinnati, and Timothy James (Jo Ellen) Keeton, of Jackson; grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew, Brittany, Kevin, Hannah, Joshua, Caleb, and Faith; great-grandchildren, Molly, Macy, Corbin, Levi, Charlotte, Rylen, and another on the way; siblings, Roberta Dehaven, Alva (Yvonne) Keeton, Charlene (Wayne) Holbrook, and Donna (Mark) Hoffman; second wife of 8 years, Jan (Polen) Harper; and her children, Steve (Laurie) Harper and Angee Acquista; Jan’s grandchildren, Eric (Madeline) Harper, Carol (Adam) Schwiebert, Andrea Acquista (fiancé, Trevor Carroll), and Adam Acquista; and numerous other special family members and friends whom he cherished. 

    James retired from DuPont, of Circleville, after serving the company from July 1968 until June 2001. James was a faithful, enduring Christian throughout his life. He attended Walnut Street United Methodist Church, of Chillicothe, and was a member of New Beginnings Church of Chillicothe. He was also a member of S.A.L.T. Council of Ross and Pickaway counties and Senior Citizens of Ross County.  

    Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Pastor Roy Denny officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Hill’s. Condolences can be made on James’ online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.

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