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Elmer Lee Keathley

August 22, 1933 October 31, 2017
Elmer Lee Keathley
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Obituary for Elmer Lee Keathley

Elmer Lee Keathley, of Pikeville, KY, age 84, passed away October 31, 2017. He was a 50+ year member of the Trenton-Wyandotte Masonic Lodge and a 32nd Degree Shriner. He worked at Great Lakes Steel in Ecorse, Michigan as a locomotive engineer for 42 1/2 years before retiring to Sevierville in 1993. He was fondly known as the “Mayor of Belle Meadows.”

He was preceded in death by his parents Kelly and Eunice Keathley; brother-in-law, Rodney Jordan; daughter JoVona Cisco and son James Elmer Keathley.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; children Shannon, Harry (Kellie) Keathley; and Donna McDougall; brothers Frank (Gail) Keathley and Danny (Diane) Keathley; sister Deeon (Joseph) Chrzanowski and sisters-in-law Cynthia Jordan and Patricia (Ken) Marks; son-in-law Brian Cisco, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren and his loving caretaker, RJ Jordan.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks a memorial donation be made to the Alzheimer’s of East Tennessee at or mail to 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

The family will receive friends from 2-6PM Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Graveside service and interment will be 11AM Tuesday at Wesson’s Cemetery in Sugar Tree, TN. Online condolences may be made at

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2:00 PM 11/5/2017 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/5/2017 6:00:00 PM
Atchley Funeral Home

118 E. Main Street

Atchley Funeral Home
118 E. Main Street Sevierville 37862





11:00 AM 11/7/2017 11:00:00 AM
Wesson's Cemetery

Sugar Tree School Rd
Sugar Tree, TN 38380

Wesson's Cemetery
Sugar Tree School Rd Sugar Tree 38380 TN
United States

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