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Earl Keaton

July 11, 1933 - July 11, 2019

Earl Keaton of West Monroe, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on his 86th birthday, July 11, 2019. He was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1933 to Earl E. Keaton and Mattye Williams Keaton. On December 22, 1956 he married Marian Johnson Keaton, his loving wife of 62 years.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents an…read more

Earl Keaton of West Monroe, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on his 86th birthday, July 11, 2019. He was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1933 to Earl E. Keaton and Mattye Williams Keaton. On December 22, 1956 he married Marian Johnson Keaton, his loving wife of 62 years.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents and two beloved children, Kyle Linton Keaton and Leslie Kay Keaton. He is survived by his wife, Marian; two children, Michael Keaton and his wife Jill of West Monroe, Louisiana and Amy Keaton Rypkema and husband Scott of Little Rock, Arkansas. Earl was known as “Pop” to four adoring grandchildren, Keaton Rypkema, Sarah Keaton, Annie Carol Rypkema and Kyle Rypkema.

Earl proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956 ~ 1958. He served as director of Raw Materials at Riverwood International from 1964 ~ 1996. Earl’s work ethic and integrity were hallmarks of his professional career. He graduated from Louisiana State University, receiving a B.S. in Forestry in 1959. His love for LSU was widely known and shared with him by his family. Many memories were made together tailgating and cheering on the Tigers in Tiger Stadium.

His family and friends share many memories of Earl, including his woodworking skill, love of running, service at First Baptist Church and the Council on Aging, Rebel Club, and West Monroe High School Football. His sense of humor was one of his most endearing characteristics, followed closely by his service to others as a deacon, First Baptist Church Thrift Store Volunteer and a caring visitor to friends in time of need.

A private family interment will be held followed by a memorial service at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, July 14, 2019 at First Baptist Church ~ West Monroe. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in Tennison Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Cooper, Kendall Cooper, Stanley Dupuy, Dr. Gerald Foster, Chandler Neal, Keaton Rypkema, Wayne Wilshire and the members of the Sumrall/Wilbanks Life Group.

Memorials may be made to the Jason Paul Cameron Foundation, P O Box 2474, West Monroe, Louisiana 71294~2474 or a charity of your choice.

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Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019

First Baptist Church of West Monroe

Address:

West Monroe, LA

Tennison Hall directly after memorial service


Service Information


Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Time: 03:00 pm

First Baptist Church of West Monroe

Address:

West Monroe, LA

Cemetery Information


Date: Friday, July 12, 2019

Family only


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