Rodger Dale Keaton, age 66, was
born on January 9, 1954 in Monticello, KY and departed this life
on January 27, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was
the oldest child of Lillie Doss Keaton and Ralph Keaton (Morgan
Survivors include his only
child, Rodney Dale Keaton and grandchildren, Abbygail, Kaden,
Dale and Madelynn Keaton (and their mother Monica Simpson) all
of Somerset. One sister, Darlene Massengale, two brothers, Earl
and Steve Lowe, as well as two former wives, Sandi Keaton-Wilson
and Lisa Keaton. Nephews, Mike and Gary Massengale, Brian Lowe
and Landon Keaton and nieces, Angie, Kristy and Lora. Plus a
host of church family and friends.
Rodger was preceded in death by
his parents, stepfather, Ollie Lowe; grandparents, Jess and
Esther Doss and Tom and Polly Keaton, brothers, David and Don
He was a faithful member of Mt.
Zion Baptist Church where he attended services with his guide
dog Sparky Chip. As an avid ham radio and CB operator, Rodger
enjoyed hours of conversations with friends near and far. He
loved music, car movies, spending time outdoors, walking his
dog, riding around with his son, and having fun with his
Rodger’s courage was an
inspiration to many as he educated students and adults about
vision impairment and guide dogs. He will truly be missed.
A Celebration of Life Memorial
will take place Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at Mt.
Zion Baptist Church in Monticello.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.