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Bob Keathley

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Union City. Dr. Jerrell White and the Revs. Jerry Leggett and Jon Cawley will officiate.
Burial will be in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Mr. Keathley’s businesses and members of the Trail Blazers Sunday School Class at Second Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the church 5-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Second Baptist Church music ministry, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261; or Hometown Walk of Hope, P.O. Box 482, Union City, TN 38281.
Mr. Keathley was born June 16, 1936, in Kenton, son of the late Auburn Elihue and Ollie Mae (Perryman) Keathley. He married the former Betty Jean Norman June 30, 1957. She survives. Bob founded Green Acres Mobile Homes in October 1960. Green Acres grew to 13 locations in three different states. In June 1972, he opened 5 Seasons Men’s Shop in Union City. He also owned the Hospitality House in Union City. Mr. Keathley owned Mas Verde retirement communities in Lake Worth, Fla., Lakeland, Fla., and Pinellas Park, Fla. He served on the board of directors of Reelfoot Bank and the board of directors of Reelfoot Bancshares until his retirement. Bob was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and was a former song leader.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Bridgette (Keathley) and David Darnall of Union City; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Janet Keathley and Bryan and Angela Keathley, all of Union City. He was affectionately known as “Grand Bobby” to his eight grandchildren and the spouse of one, Jeremy and Kayla Keathley, Justin Keathley, Katie Keathley, Matthew Keathley, Alex Darnall, Keathley Darnall and Gracie Darnall, all of Union City, and Andrew Keathley of Memphis; his sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine (Keathley) and Bill Campbell of Ballwin, Mo.; his sister-in-law, Nelda Jewell of Rutherford; and his brother-in-law, Terry Norman of Rutherford.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Harold L. Keathley.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.

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