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William Anderson Keeton / February 18, 2020

William “Sambo” Anderson Keeton, husband of the late Debbie Keeton, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born on Dec. 11, 1947, in Buffalo Junction to Janie Lee Elliott Keeton and the late Hurley Lee Keeton. Sambo worked in road construction with Key Construction for 30 years. He loved to ski and boat on the lake, was a big Nascar fan and an excellent cook.

Sambo is survived by his mother, Janie Lee; a daughter, Charlotte Pennington (Donna) of South Hill; son, Brian Keeton of Clover; sisters, Linda Puryear (Donald), Lois Martin (Tony) both of Buffalo Junction and Annie Sue Overby (Lynn) of Hitesburg and grandchildren, Nathaniel B. Pennington Jr., Aimee Wootton, Joshua Dale Keeton and Cameron Lane Keeton.

In addition to his father and wife, Sambo was preceded in death by a son, William Dale Keeton.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with burial to follow at Aarons Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ian Rigney will officiate the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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