Samuel Howard Keathley, age 86, of Allen, KY, widower to the love of his life, Lucille "Tiny" McRae Cartmell Keathley, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Pikeville Signature Healthcare, Pikeville, KY. He was born January 2, 1932 in Amba, KY a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Bertha King Keathley. Howard was a heavy equipment operator, and an especially accomplished bulldozer operator. He loved the Lord, believing he was saved by Grace, not by works.
He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Michael) Johnson, Spring, TX, and Evelyn Keathley, Martin, KY, one brother, Rodge Dean (Jean) Keathley, Toler, KY; two grandchildren, Kelly (Emil) Lwakatare, Susan Renee Prater, and two great grandchildren; Mateo Mujuni Lwakatare and Jacob Reece Hylton, who were his pride and joy.
In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Grover Curtis Keathley and Joe Ross Keathley, and two sisters; Mabeth Spurlock and Sarah Jane Riley.
Funeral service for Samuel Howard Keathley will be conducted Wednesday, April 4 at 11 am in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, KY with Dr. Mark Tackett officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd at 6pm until 9pm. Burial will follow in the Harris Family Cemetery, Allen, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.
In lieu of flowers Howard requested donations be made to benefit the education of his great grandchildren at: www.youcaring.com/howardkeathley
Education Fund of Samuel Howard Keathley's Great Grandchildren