September 2014

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Parker, Yottie, age 81, of Hermitage, TN, died September 1, 2014. Mrs. Parker was the daughter of the late, Alton Benjamin and Nora Becky Martin. She was also preceded in death by her son, Randall Parker.

She is survived by:

Son – Gregg Parker

Daughter – Becky (Gary) Bryant

Brother – Frank Martin

Sister – Della Mangrum

Grandchildren – Cassie Bryant, Bailey Bryant, Daylon Parker, Kelley Nelson,

                       Shayne Parker, and Troy Mangrum

Great-grandchildren – Tyler Nelson and Jessica Nelson

 

Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with William Wiley officiating.

 

Visitation will be 4:30 p.m. until service time Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Bunish, Mary T., age 77, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 1, 2014 at Mt. Juliet Healthcare after an extended illness. Mary was born November 24, 1936 in Windsor Heights, WV. She retired from McDermott International on September 1, 1979 as executive secretary to the company president. Mary was an active member of St. Stephen Catholic Community and the KCLA in Old Hickory, TN. She was also a member of the Mt. Juliet Senior Center where she was an active fundraiser. Her passions were crafts, including sewing and quilting and world-wide travel. Mary was the daughter of the late, Matthew A. and Anna Plinta Galich. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Matthew J. Galich.

 

She is survived by:

Husband – John Bunish

Sister-in-law – Joan Galich of Adena, Ohio

Nephews – John Stach of Canal Fulton, OH, Mark Galich of Pickerington, OH

                and Matt Galich of Stubenville, OH

Nieces – MaLinda Wierzbicki of Powell, OH, Stephanie Fuller of Beaver, PA,

             Christine Bunish of Cedar Grove, NJ and

             Kathi Frauman of Huber Heights, OH

Close friends – Judi Fererro, Gloria Maphet

                     and Virginia Trimbach, all of Mt. Juliet, TN

Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN 37138 or the Mt. Juliet Senior Citizen Center, 2034 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com 

Sells, Jimmie Allen, age 79, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 3, 2014. Mr. Sells was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired Metro Nashville Police Officer. He was the son of the late, William Clarence and Dottie Marie Webb Sells. Mr. Sells was also preceded in death by three sisters.

 

He is survived by:

Wife of 46 years – Carolyn Sells

Several nieces and nephews

 

It was Mr. Sells request be cremated. No services are planned.

 

Arrangements Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Porter, Joshua Neal, age 22, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 3, 2014. Josh was a 2010 graduate of Wilson Central High School where he played football. He also attended Middle Tennessee State University. Josh was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dwain Goddard and Virginia Martin.

 

He is survived by:

Parents – Jerry and Dana Porter

Brother – Jared Porter

Paternal Grandparents – Glenn and Sandra Porter

 

Funeral services will be conducted 5 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with William Wiley officiating.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Williams, Richard Blake, age 23, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 2, 2014 in Costa Mesa, CA from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Blake participated in youth baseball, basketball and football and was a member of the Mid-Cumberland Young Marines. He was a 2009 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where he played football. After graduation, Blake attended Vol State and Tennessee Tech. He formerly attended Hermitage Church of the Nazarene. Blake was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Albert Holland.

He is survived by:

Mother – Pam (Steve) Peigh

Father – Marty Williams

Step-brother – Chad Peigh

Maternal grandmother – Virginia (Paul) Robinson

Paternal grandparents – Doug and Inez Williams

Aunts and uncles – Janice (Tommy) Poole, George (Jeri) Holland,

                           Richard (Stephanie) Holland, Jacquelyn (Kelvin) Norman,

                           Timothy (Sherri) Holland and Tracy (Angie) Williams

Cousins – Karen (Jay) Baker, Jamie (Holli) Holland, Joey Williams,

              Justin Williams, Kelly Williams Gasco, John Thomas Baker,

              Jacob Baker and Makenzie Baker

And a countless number of friends in Tennessee and California

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Chuck Seay officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joseph Williams, Justin Williams, Chad Peigh, Danny Valencic, Travis Spicer and Slade Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Tracy Williams, Richard Holland, Tim Holland and George Holland.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made in memory of Blake to The Ohio House, 234 E. 17th Street, Ste. 206, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

McCulloch, Lady Alice Jones, age 87, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 10, 2014. Mrs. McCulloch was a member of the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. She was retired from the Bank of Mt. Juliet. Mrs. McCulloch was the daughter of the late, Guy Dowdy and Delia Lucile Fox Jones. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jere McCulloch.

 

She is survived by:

Husband of nearly 70 years – Forrest “Nabe” McCulloch

Sons – Guy (Ann) McCulloch and Dale (Mary) McCulloch

Brothers – Robert A. (Ann) Jones and Guy C. (Janice) Jones

Sister – Evelyn Force

Grandchildren – Matt McCulloch, Jenny (Dustin) Judy, Kelly McCulloch,

                       Laura (Paul) Bass, Alice (Andrew) Wall and

                       Jimmy (Kelly) McCulloch

6 Great-grandchildren

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with David Shannon officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

Active pallbearers will be Matt McCulloch, Jimmy McCulloch, Andrew Wall, Dustin Judy, Lynn McCulloch, Termite McCulloch, P.D. McCulloch and Stan Force.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Empower Me Day Camp, 223 Bluegrass Circle, Lebanon, TN 37090.

 

Visitation will be 3-6  p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Cupit, Jerry Dean, age 60, of Nashville, TN, died September 10, 2014. Jerry was a member of Hickory Hollow Baptist Church. He was CEO of Cupit Records. Jerry was a songwriter, record producer, author and inventor. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer “Bud” Cupit. Jerry was also preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Aura Lee Cupit; paternal grandfather, Chalmers Cupit and maternal grandparents, Gordon and Ruby Ashley. 

 

He is survived by:

Wife of 12 years, - Shelly Cupit

Mother – Inez Cupit

Daughter – Memarie (Neill) Jobe

Sister - Glenda (Donnie) Lebeaux

Nieces – Mickey (Paul) Adams, Rachael Adcox and Ashley (Chuck) Elkin

Nephew – Derrick (Haley) Lebeaux

Several great-nieces and nephews

1 Great-great niece

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Coax Baptist Church, 587 Hwy 867, Winnsboro, LA with Bro. Paul Perry and Bro. Eddie Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Coax Private Cemetery.

 

Active pallbearers will be Dan Hagar, Jay Cupit, Brad Brinkley, Tony Brinkley, Derrick Lebeaux, Chuck Elkin, Paul Adams and Brian Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Blount, Nolan Cowart, John David Glass, Jimmy Carr and Gary Allen.

 

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service time Sunday at the church.

 

Local arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Duszynski, Antoinette Jane, “Toni”, age 85, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 8, 2014. Toni was the daughter of the late, Joseph and Antoinette Girardin Faulhaber. She was also preceded in death by five siblings and her great-grandson, Aaron Reyes.

 

She is survived by:

Husband of 38 years – Ronald Duszynski

Children – Cynthia (Valle) Kauniste and James Roll

Brother – Francis (Mary) Faulhaber

Sisters – Anna Marie (Leonard) Wienckowski and Phyllis Morris

Grandchildren – Paula (Eddie) Vacas and Jill (Ulysses) Reyes

Great-grandchildren – Lily Vacas, Alexis Reyes, Aiden Reyes and Alaina Reyes

 

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014 at Middle Tennessee Veteran Cemetery with William Wiley officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Wharton, Sr., Donald Dean, age 89, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 13, 2014. Mr. Wharton was the son of the late, Dave and Berta Goodrum Wharton. He was also preceded in death by his son, Bill Wharton and sisters, Edith Jolly and Jo Marie Gordon. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Donald began his career as an aviator upon entering military service during WWII, serving as an Air Force pilot in the Philippines and post war in Germany. After 23 years of service, he retired with the rank of Major. He then flew throughout Southeast Asia for eight years as a pilot for Air America, Inc. Donald was then employed for ten years by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an instructor pilot for the Saudi Arabian Air Force. His career afforded the opportunity for him and his beloved wife of 69 years, Ava Nell, to travel extensively throughout the world, living in several states and four foreign countries. After completing his working career, he served for several years as an active member of the Gideon’s International, as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and as an active church member of Life Assembly in Mt. Juliet.

 

He is survived by:

Wife – Jessie Ava Wharton

Son – Don (Anita) Wharton, Jr.

Daughter – Debbie (Fred) Clark, of Denton, Texas

Brother – David (Roma) Wharton

Daughter-in-Law – Sandi Wharton

Brothers-in-Law – Don (Pat) Reid, of San Antonio, Texas; and                        Don (Pat) Jolly, of Branson, Missouri

Grandchildren – Zack (Jane) Clark, of Denton, Tx; Beverly (Paul) Jackson, of Lewisville, Tx; Trina (Josh) Hildabrand; Angela (Dan) Linz, of Frisco, Tx; Nikki Wharton, of Nashville, TN; Natalie (Adam) Brown; and Jessie Wharton, of Shreveport, La.

10 Great-Grandchildren

 

Funeral services will be conducted 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Andrew Wharton officiating. Interment will follow at Middle TN Veterans Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37214.

 

Visitation will be 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Rice, Gordon Ramon, age 88, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 18, 2014.

Mr. Rice was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and was a decorated Army veteran of WWII. Mr. Rice was the son of the late, William Hooper and Mary Hunter Rice. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Kelly Clydene Garrison Rice and his siblings, Edward, Earl, Vivon, William “Bill”, Margaret Elizabeth and Thomas.

 

He is survived by:

Sisters – Mary Lou Rice-Frazer and Dixie Tanksley

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with David Shannon officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Josh Rice, Justin Rice, Jordan Rice, Buzzy Neal and Donny Odom. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 6th and UN Bldg., G22, Nashville, TN 37243.

 

Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service time Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Van Hook, Helen Robinson, age 81, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 20, 2014. Mrs. Van Hook was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late, Eugene and Ruby Bale Robinson. Mrs. Van Hook was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Eugene Van Hook and her sisters, Emma Jean (Billy) Whitson and Sadie Murray.

 

She is survived by:

Daughter – Karen (Eddie) Hale

Granddaughters – Vada (Jeff) Brown and Paula (Kenneth) Vaughn

Great-granddaughter – Kristianna Brown

Brothers-in-law – Alvin (Jean) Van Hook and Bobby Murray

Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews

 

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with Don Humphrey officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, 410 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Bunch, Claudette Marie “Claudia”, age 79, of Greenbrier, TN and formerly of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 25, 2014. Mrs. Bunch was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet. She was retired from Cloverbottom. Mrs. Bunch was the daughter of the late, John P. and Marion Margaret Swope Souque. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Ellis and William Owen “Bill” Bunch; son, Thomas Leo Ellis and sister, Gloria Barker.

She is survived by:

Sons – Ralph Paul Ellis and Mike Ellis

Daughters – Christina Marie Ellis, Margaret Elizabeth Hammer,

                  Theresa Ann Roberts, Helen Louise Crestman

Step-children – Ronnie Bunch, Marilyn Kerr, Leona Lynn Kerr and

                      Teresa Faye Bunch

Sisters – Mary David, Pat Gloceka and Anna Rodriguez

25 Grandchildren

Several Great-grandchildren

 

Graveside services will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Rev. Terry Carver officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Ellis, Jared Roberts, Jeremiah Roberts, Brian Kerr, Phillip Marvin and Michael McClain.

 

Arrangements by  Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Wright, Valerie Louise, age 65, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 26, 2014.

Mrs. Wright was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She loved to travel, enjoyed BINGO, but above all she enjoyed her family – especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late, Leon and Mary Heggie. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Betty and Theresa and her brother, Lonzo.

 

She is survived by:

Husband of 30 years – Jim Wright

Daughter – Angela Dakhil

Sons – Dwayne (Penny) Wright, Christopher Wright and

          James (Tracy) Simpson

Brothers – Charles (Rosemary) Gentry

Sisters – Joyce (Ray) Edwards, Lonna Wright and Sandy Frazier

Grandchildren – Cooper Wright, Travis Dakhil, Ryan Dakhil, Alex Dakhil,

                       Ariel Simpson and Tyler Simpson

Caregiver and special friend – Judy Sullivan

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Hollis-Wright Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Dwayne Wright, Christopher Wright, Ken Brown, Ray Edwards, John Ham and Larry Lyninger. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Travis, Ryan, Alex, Cooper and Tyler and the Gene Carter Sunday School Class at Victory Baptist Church.  

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

 

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service time Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Startup, Bonnie Jean Cooper, age 66, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 25, 2014. Mrs. Startup was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late, James L. Cooper and Daisy Hollis Cooper Green.

 

She is survived by:

Husband – H. Richard Startup

Sons – Shawn M. Startup and David P. (Eliza) Startup

Brother – James L. (Linda) Cooper

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimbo Farrell, Chris Moore, Bill Henry, Bryan Chumley, Bill Tune and Ryan Long.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Bible Broadcasting Network, PO Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28226  

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to service time Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Graves, Gilbert Leroy, age 82, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 26, 2014.

Mr. Graves was a native of Mt. Juliet, TN and the son of the late, Grafton L. and Clara Bell Hamblen Graves. He was a lifetime member of Center Chapel Church of Christ. Mr. Graves served as an MP in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He served on the Wilson County Commission for 44 years and served as past chairman pro tem of the Wilson County Court/Commission. Mr. Graves also served on the first Planning Commission, the first Joint Economic Development Board, the Road Commission for Wilson County and the Wilson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He was a charter member of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club, Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and the Wilson County Fair Board. Along with his parents, Mr. Graves was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Donald E. “Rusty” Ferrell.

 

He is survived by:

Wife of 59 years – Mary Lou Roeser Graves

Daughter – Diane (Don) Weathers

Son – Barry (Kelley) Graves

Siblings - Donna G. Ferrell, Brenda (Bob) Lannom, Mahlon (Elois) Graves,

              Eddie (Beverly) Graves and Susan (Steve) Davis

Grandchildren – Darren (Allison) Weathers and Trent Graves

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN with Bro. Darrell Duncan, Bro. Andy Connelly and Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

 

Active pallbearers will be nephews, Mark Ferrell, Stephen Graves, Christopher Graves, John G. Graves, Lee Lannom and Aaron Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Oco Hamblen, Terry Ashe, Sonny Tillman, Drew Hobbs, Randall Hutto, Billy Patton, Lon Mires, Dale McCulloch, David Lawrence, Robert Bryan, Johnny Trice, Monty Mires, Robert Dedman, Val Kelly, Melvin Nelson, Norman Gillespie, Stant Eakes, Jerry Griffin, Joby Eakes and Billy Rowland.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ Building Fund, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 or Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, P.O. Box 1513, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Matthews, Sarah Dean Holland, age 96, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died September 29, 2014. Mrs. Matthews was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ. She was retired form McQuiddy Printing Company. Mrs. Matthews was the daughter of the late, Barney R. and Rubye Virginia Lewis Holland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Zilmon Odell “Bobby” Matthews; siblings, Charlotte Miller, Virginia Wright and J.T. Holland and granddaughter, Michele Matthews Esposito.

 

She is survived by:

Sons – John L. (Debbie) Matthews and Philip D. Matthews

Grandchildren – Terri Matthews Heidebreicht and Katrina Matthews Sekhani

Great-grandchildren – Mary Elizabeth Esposito, Anne Marie Heidebreicht,  Alaina Leigh 

                                          Heidebreicht and Carlin Elise Sekhani

Several nieces and nephews

 

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bill Speight officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Albert England, Pat Hackney, Larry Engles, Tommy Williams, Stephen Wright and Tommy Holland. Dewayne Griffin will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

 

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

Keyser, Richard J. “Dick”, age 95, died September 19, 2014. A native of Fort Wayne, IN, Dick enjoyed a successful career in manufacturing, including over 29 years with General Electric. His tenure with G.E. included positions as Manage of Manufacturing for the Home Laundry Division at the Appliance Park in Louisville, KY, as well as the Large Steam Turbine and Generator Division in Schenectady, NY. After retiring from his manufacturing career, Dick moved his family to Benton, KY, where he purchased and operated Sportsman’s Marina on Jonathan Creek for several years in the 1970’s. Afterwards, he attained his real estate broker license and owned/operated Dick Keyser Real Estate until he formally retired in his 70’s. Dick’s love for boating led him to join the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and became a Qualified Examiner during his retirement years. He also volunteered his time as a recruiter for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and was an active member of the Maple Spring United Methodist Church for over 30 years. Prior to his health declining and his subsequent move to Nashville, TN in 2008, Dick fulfilled his lifelong dream of living on a houseboat as a year-round resident at Kenlake Marina in Aurora, KY.

 

He is survived by:

Children -  David Keyser, Diane Hayden, Wendy Keyser, Michael Keyser, Rebecca Beery,

                     Jorie Emmert, Colette Keyser and Kristina Keyser

15 Grandchildren

6 Great-grandchildren

3 Great-great grandchildren.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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