Gerald “Jerry” Dean Keeton

November 2, 1930 - July 28, 2022
M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery
140 Inway Drive
Anderson, SC 29621
Friday 9/23, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Our family has lost its North Star. Jerry headed for the last roundup with his boots on and in his own home following loving and devoted care from his wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Born in the Keeton family home in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, he was raised by his beloved grandmother, Martha Elvira Keeton, alongContinue Reading

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Bill Cooper left a message on October 28, 2022:
Dear Ellie & Jeri, Sorry to hear about Jerry. Was thinking about him just the other day and all the fun we had at Sontera. He was a great guy and not shy to share a shot of Jack. Sounds like he was busy with family & kidos. Ellie, think I met you first on a Christmas bus trip to Palmos (?) & gifts for kids. Jerry was the Outlaw and was well thought of. Wish you all well.
The Temples left a message on September 19, 2022:
Sending love and prayers today and always. May such an amazing man with a life well lived, Rest in Heavenly Peace forever.
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Mickie Reynolds left a message on September 15, 2022:
Dear Ellie and Jeri Ann, I love you both and want you to know I am thinking of you and your family. What a beautiful story about Jerry. So much time passes and old friends loose touch. Just want you both to know I love you and always will!
Anonymous left a message on September 14, 2022:
Dear Ellie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there physically today however our love and prayers are. The Dyer Girls
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James and Cindy Paxton left a message on September 1, 2022:
We just found out about Jerry’s passing. So sorry to hear this. Because of Jerry we have the property we love at Homestead. Prayers for the family and lots of love sent your way.
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Dr. Katherine Alexander left a message on August 18, 2022:
For many years, Keeton’s Kingdom in Ruidoso, New Mexico was the hub of our family’s activities both at holiday times and year around when we could travel. My sisters and I and our families either drove or flew there whenever we could and were always greeted with loving hospitality in this wonderful space created by Jerry Keeton and Ellie, my brother-in-law and sister. Aside from the pristine mountain scenery, there was always the best food in the West with recipes from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and New Mexico. If Ellie were not a librarian in the schools, she could have been a chef at one of the best restaurants. Jerry, of course, was instrumental in the preparations of the Oklahoman dishes. Then, there were the duets that Ellie and Jerry sang as Jerry strummed his guitar. It was very clear that they were deeply in love as they sang “Have I Told You Lately that I Love You.” A few years into their marriage, JeriAnn, the miracle baby, came into their lives resulting in even more love. Later, there were the mules, Annie Oakley and Clementine, and Kinkade the sheep along with an array of animals that might be found on Noah’s Ark. Grandfather to JeriAnn and Dr. Tommy Lindsey’s children, Grayson and Sidney, and godfather to my dear daughter Michelle, Jerry was always very special in our lives—and so loved. He offered both a dynamic and a calming presence as he always knew what to do in challenging situations. Not only was he a devoted husband to Ellie, but also a wonderful father and grandfather as well as an inspirational uncle to his nieces and nephews. His memory will reside forever in our hearts as he joins the kingdom of heaven.
Jude Dow left a message on August 10, 2022:
To the Keeton family: so many memories, so many good times. We all enjoyed Jerry’s love of the outdoors and the kids looked forward to fishing and camping, snowball fights and the many stories. I am especially thankful for the black eyed peas recipe and think of Jerry when I cook these. I have always enjoyed his art work and of course the guitar and singing. What a gift to have known Jerry. Keeton family, thanks for sharing him with us.
Susan Keeton left a message on August 9, 2022:
Saddened to hear of Jerry's loss. He was always one of my favorite people. I was shocked to read that he graduated from high school the year I was born. All I can say is that he wore his age well. I always remember the day Dave & I were laying rock at Dorothy Faye's house when Jerry came strolling onto the patio with a tiny Jeri Ann in his arms & a grin from ear-to-ear. He was taking her all over town to introduce her to everyone he knew. He'll be missed by many. You're in my thoughts.
Barbara Richardson left a message on August 7, 2022:
To the Keeton family, I would like to to give my most heartfelt condolences from myself and the Richardson family. My dad Albert M. Richardson thought the world of a Jerry. I can’t count the number of times Daddy said “we need to go see Jerry”. We would take off to Homestead Acres! May you all savor the memories of this wonderful man. May he rest peacefully in God’s loving arms. Barbara Richardson
Kerry Tate left a message on August 6, 2022:
May memories of Jerry and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Kerry Tate (Ruidoso, NM)
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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