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Dawson Keltner, 84, Adair Co. KY (1931-2016)

He was a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church, and a sawyer lumber grader at Downey Sawmill and a farmer. He was a member of a highly regarded NW Adair County, KY, family. He was the son of the late Willis & Candice Coomer Keltner and the widower of Helen Compton Keltner. He leaves 41 direct living descendants.
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Dawson Keltner, 84, of Columbia, KY, formerly of the Portland community, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 4:45pmCT, at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

Funeral service will be Friday, February 12, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Herbert Janes & Bro. Rod Walley officiating. Burial in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Casket bearers: Matt Keltner, Casey Keltner, Travis Keltner, Thomas Keltner, Sean Keltner, Jason Keltner and Wesley Burris.

Dawson Keltner, 84, Adair Co. KY (1931-2016)

He was born February 21, 1931, in Gradyville, KY; to the late Willis & Candice Coomer Keltner. He died Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in Greensburg, Green County, KY, at the age of 84 years, 11 months, and 19 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Compton Keltner on February 15, 2010.

He was a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church, a sawyer lumber grader at Downey Sawmill and a farmer. Survivors include:
  • Two sons: Billy Joe (Pat) Keltner of Columbia, KY; and Mitchell (Jane) Keltner of Richmond, KY

  • Two daughters: Sharon (Millard) Keltner of Columbia, KY; & Debbie Brickman of Ohio

  • One sister: Cledus Downey of Greensburg, KY

  • Sixteen grandchildren

  • Twenty-one great-grandchildren

  • Several Other Relatives & Friends
Memorials are requested to be in the form of a donation to Tarter's Chapel Cemetery Fund. These may be left at the funeral home.

Send condolences to the family of Dawson Keltner

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements

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