Calvin Keeton

Hamilton County

Calvin Dawes Keeton of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at home. He was 88 years old.Calvin was born in Carbon Hill, Ala., on Jan. 9. 1925 to the late Zora Cheatham Keeton and Virgil Monroe Keeton of Walker County Ala. After graduating from Carbon Hill High School, he served his country in the Army during World War II. After discharge from the army he attended and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering. His entire professional career was with the Tennessee Valley Authority. In March of 1951, he married Rita Carolyn Dodd of Nauvoo, Ala.He was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister, Alene (Drexel Ivie).He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rita Keeton; son, Calvin Dawes Keeton Jr. (Robbie Newman), of Soddy-Daisy; daughter, Joan Marie Keeton Hurst (Michael Caldwell Hurst), of Sewanee; grandchildren, Catherine Finn Keeton Hurst, of Sewanee, April (Larry) Zappaterrini, of Malvera, Pa., and Thomas Nance, of Carrollton, Va.; great-grandchild, Ava Zappaterrini; sister, Verna Keeton Smith (Wallace Smith); and several nieces and nephews.The family would like to thank his caregivers, Susan Barry and Kim Pohlkette and the East Ridge Fire Department.There will not be any visitation at the funeral home.Graveside services will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors at 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 28, 2013 with the Rev. Joseph H. Ballard of Otey Memorial Parish in Sewanee officiating.Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.Please share your condolences at are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.

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