Henry Clay Keaton

March 29, 1935 - January 16, 2020

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Monday, January 20, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, January 20, 2020
1:00 p.m.

Henry Clay Keaton, 84, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk, Ohio. He was born on March 29, 1935, in Johnson Fork, Kentucky, to the late Lucian and Ruah (Lykins) Keeton.

Henry proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He had worked as an orderly at the Tiffin State Hospital and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service, which included time in the RR Donnelley mailroom for over 40 years. Being called "Mr. Fix it", he could fix anything, especially when it came to computers. Henry enjoyed genealogy; tracing his family roots back to the 1800's. When he was wasn't working, he liked to bowl, fish, hunt, and golf.

Those left to cherish Henry's memory are his wife of 63 years, Cleo (Watkins) Keaton; three children, Michael D. Keaton (Laura Fritz), Karen (Al) Bedingfield, and Guy Keaton; eight grandchildren, Brock, Gage, and Eric Keaton, Joe Bedingfield, Craig Duncan, Justin, Konner, and Zack Keaton; seven great grandchildren, Shanelle, Reese, Joseph "JJ", Ryann, Jade, Noah, and Raelynn; and brother, Vondel Keeton, of Amarillo, Texas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt and uncle who helped raise him, Roscoe and Stella Keaton; and six siblings.

Family and friends may gather at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, on Monday, January 20, 2020, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, where the funeral service will be at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870. Online condolences may be expressed to Henry's family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com


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Julie Norman - Jan 24, 2020
I've heard stories of Uncle Henry Clay my whole life. I'm sorry for Aunt Cleo and all the families loss of such a good man. Please know that all of you have been in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Vondel Keeton family.
Pamela Lafferty - Jan 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss Guy. Prayers for you and family.
Randy and Gayle Montgomery - Jan 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Condolences to the family. Henry was a great neighbor to us when we first moved next door him.prayers for peace for the family.
Karen Felver - Jan 18, 2020
I'm very sorry to hear about Henry's passing. Prayers and condolences for your loss!
Joyce McGahhey - Jan 17, 2020
My heart goes out to you and your family. Your dad is now at peace and in a better place Love you guys
Bob Dick - Jan 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Mark & Carmen Castro - Jan 17, 2020
You are all in our thoughts & prayers, we are both just heartbroken over your loss! Love you all and keep your memories close to your heart!
Gwen (Stanfield) Holmes - Jan 17, 2020
To Henry's beloved family. I'm so sorry to hear this. Henry was a great guy. God bless you all.
Carmen Keaton - Jan 17, 2020
Cleo, Karen, Mike, Guy & all the family - so sorry to hear the news, loved Uncle Henry like a father he was such a special part of our family! Hugs & Prayers for all of you, may all your memories provide comfort during this difficult time.
Shirley Dominick & K.C. LaVoie - Jan 17, 2020
May peace & comfort find you at this difficult time. Someone so special can never be forgotten.
Pam Lucas Dwight - Jan 17, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Many prayers to you and yours.
Mary and lenny branham - Jan 16, 2020
Worked with henry for years at R.R.D. A great guy So sorry for the Keaton family's loss.
Rose and Gary Pittenger - Jan 16, 2020
Karen and family I am so sorry for you loss. You are in my prayers.