James Martin Keeton Sr.

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


Visitation

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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Jerry/Karen Detillian
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Janice, we are so sorry to read of James's passing. Though only a neighbor for a short while we realized James was a good neighbor and friend. He will be missed in the community but will be a star in Jesus' crown. Keep looking up for one day, and who knows how soon, you will see him waiting your arrival to his new home. May God surround you with His love and Spirit during these days of sorrow.

Scott Barnes
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
I worked with Jimmy for many years in the Polymer Area of Dupont. Jim was a great person to work with and will be sadly missed. He never had a bad word for anyone and was a devout Christian,
RIP my friend.

Kristen Jones
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Riverside Research .

Steve Harper and family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. From, Your Riverside Research Family


Jim Flannery
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
Jim was a childhood friend of mine and we remained friends through out life. Prayers and thoughts to the entire family.

gayla miller
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
To Jan and family words can not express the sadness I feel for all of you. Jim was always a kind and friendly man. May God wrap his arms around all of you at this time With Heartful Love Gayla Miller

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