Gary L. Keeton

by Lynn McMillen
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Our beloved Gary L. Keeton left this world on August 5th, 2022. He passed away peacefully at his home Edger Alley in Independence, Texas. His wife Sherry was by his side.

Gary was born on January 27, 1956 and was a graduate of Brenham High School.

He was a special and beautiful soul. A man of many talents. He was a gifted musician and singer, a certified mechanic, a great athlete and could build anything with his hands. Gary left his beautiful gifts all over Brenham and surrounding counties with the projects he completed for friends and clients. He left his music and melodies all across Texas as well.

Gary loved his family so much. He adored his grandsons and enjoyed being a grandfather and playing with them for hours. He was fun loving and competitive with his son and sister and brothers. He was always ready to win a game of golf or wahoo at all cost!! He was a true and loyal friend.

One of Gary’s greatest treasures was his wife Sherry. He couldn’t do enough for her. Their love for each other was deep and special. Together, side by side they were actively preserving Edger Alley, once the home of Texas’ first lady, Mrs. Sam Houston. He worked proudly and tirelessly on the property to preserve it for future generations. He greatly enjoyed antiquing and finding treasures on road trips for their home.

His gentle smile and loving nature will be missed by all and the love he gave us will last forever.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Louise Christine Harmes and Joe Bailey Keeton and brother Billy Keeton. All of Brenham, Texas.

He is survived by his wife Sherry Hodges Keeton of Independence, Texas.
His son Gary Keeton, Jr, daughter-in-law Liz Keeton and two grandsons, Carter and Cole Keeton of Sealy Texas.
His sister Margaret Mallard of Brenham , Texas
Brother Tommy Keeton and sister-in-law Susan Keeton of Dickinson, Texas.
Brother Doy Keeton and sister-in-law Linda Keeton of Brenham, Texas.
Sister-in-law Linda Keeton of Marble Falls, Texas.
Brothers-in-law Jerry Hodges of Doyle, Tennessee and Mike Hodges and wife Teresa Hodges of Cookeville, Tennessee.
Numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, August 12th from 8 am until 7 pm, with family present from 5 to 7pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 13th at 3pm at the Historic Independence Baptist Church, 10405 FM 50, Independence ,Texas.

Pastor Dylan Price officiating

Flowers may be sent to Brenham Memorial Chapel or memorials may be sent to Historic Independence Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held at Hodges Cemetery Wednesday August 17, 2022 at 2:00pm with Bro. Darrell Nance officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of Van Buren County arrangements. (931) 946-4444

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611

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