Chester B. Keathley, 75, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home in the Petros Joyner community of Morgan County.
He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Oliver Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Exie Crowe Keathley; parents, Boyd and Flora Keathley; brothers, Leonard Keathley, Charles and Larry Thomas Keathley; sisters, Imogene Anderson, Dorothy Stone, Margaret O'Neil and Nina Phillips.
He is survived by children, Brenda and Robert Shirks, Georgia, Rita Phillips, Wartburg, Betty and Tim Carpenter, Wartburg, Chester B. "Joe" Keathley Jr. and Lorna Keathley, Maryville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, David Keathley, Stephens community, Margie Lester, Ga., and Reba Dean Yelton, Oregon.
Upon his flight to Heaven, God granted him a new great-granddaughter, Kennedy C. Rae Adkins, born Feb. 2, 2014.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m., with Pastor David Keathley officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Estes Cemetery, Coalfield.
Online condolences may be extended at www.schubertfuneralhome.com