Larry John Keaton Jr., 45, of Catlettsburg, died Monday morning, Jan. 9, 2012, in St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
John was born May 13, 1966, in Kingman, Ariz., the son of Larry John (Ellen) Keaton Sr. of Catlettsburg and Patricia (Bill) Vaughn of South Point, Ohio.
He was the owner of Keaton Automotive Sales Training and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
John was a person who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He never knew a stranger. He was an accomplished shuffleboarder and participated in league play in the Huntington area. He enjoyed golfing with his father and nephew, Sam. He will long be remembered for his generosity to those around him, and those who knew him best will always have an empty place in their heart.
In addition to his parents and stepparents, those left to cherish his memory include sons Travis (Gabrielle) Keaton and Nicholas Keaton, both of Proctorville, Ohio; daughters Sharlette Ward of Atlantic Beach, N.C., and Alexa Keaton of Proctorville; adopted children Megan and Seth Keaton of Proctorville; a brother, Tony Keaton of South Point; a sister, Lynette Hicks of Salt Rock, W.Va.; stepbrothers Stephan (Sarah) Johnson of Catlettsburg and Billy (April) Vaughn of Chesapeake, Ohio; stepsisters April (Tommy) Sellers of Catlettsburg, Niki Johnson of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Alexis (Brian) Vaughn-Ormsby of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Matthew Ward and Naudia Keaton; and an adopted grandchild and a special friend, Miriah Cover.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Mike Gullett. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 11, 2012, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 1:00pm