In Memory of




Obituary for Vernon Keaton Sr.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind, these are the memories he leaves behind…

Mr. Vernon Keaton, Sr., 94, of 534 Broadway Court , Statesville, N.C., passed away at his residence, on Thursday February 24, 2022. He was born in Iredell County on February 25, 1927, and was the son of the late Curtis Keaton and Effie Woods Keaton.

He was employed by Southern Screw for many years and served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church.

He was united in marriage to Mrs. Catherine "Cat" Reid Keaton, who preceded him in death. In addition to his wife, and parents, two daughters, Mrs. Glady Mae Keaton Daniels and Ms. Sylvia Keaton; two brothers, Calvin Keaton Sr., and Walter (Hawkeye) Summers; niece, Patricia Smith; a grandson, Keith "Big Boy" Keaton, and a great grandson, Lemar Daniels, his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sherrill, also preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his ife, three sons, Vernon Keaton, Jr. of the home, Keith Keaton, Sr. and Stevie Keaton, both of Statesville; two daughters, Sharon "Pudden" Clark of the home and Stephanie (T.C.) Harris of Statesville; two brothers, Ervin (Daisy) Keaton and Marvin (Lena Mae) Keaton, both of Statesville; one sister-in-law, Beverly (Sylvester) Bullock of Petersburg, Virginia; a host of grandchildren, Anthony (Kim) Daniels of Statesville, Vernon (Charlene)Daniels of Winston-Salem, Travis (Iris) Daniels of Statesville, Larry (April) Daniels, Jr. of Winston-Salem, Yvvette Womack of Greensboro, Toussiant Clark of Statesville, Russell (Jahmiah) Clark of Charlotte, Kishina (Thurman) Heaggans of Greenville, S. C., Chiyne Keaton of Greenville, SC, Sylvia Keaton of Statesville, Ariel Keaton of South Carolina, Whitney Turner of Statesville, Kendell Smith and Phillip Parker, both of Statesville; 48 great grandchildren; 22 great great grandchildren; special nephews, Gregory (Nikki) Keaton, Jeff Keaton, Ervin (Robbie) Keaton and Daryl(Brenda) Keaton, special caregiver, Marlo Smith; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors, church family and dear friends.

Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills
From the sky; All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Monday, February 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont. Pastor Glenn Usry will officiate and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery with Military Rites.

Mr. Keaton will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 1:00 p.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., but will assemble a tthe residence at other times.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Keaton at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Keaton Family.