Jimmy Gray Keaton

Published 7:44 am Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Jimmy Gray Keaton, 72. of Mocksville, NC departed this world on Jan. 21, 2023, from Davie Nursing and Rehab in Davie County.

Jimmy was born on March 31, 1950 in Yadkin County, son of the late Carl Keaton and Virginia (Norman) Keaton.  In addition to his mother and father, Jimmy was preceded in death by: his loving wife, Elizabeth Faye (Troutman) Keaton; a daughter, Pamela Faye Keaton; a son, Jimmy Gray Keaton Jr.; and a brother, Carl Ray Keaton.

In life, Jimmy attended school in Courtney, NC. Later, he chose a job working for the State of North Carolina as a maintenance supervisor. He worked with the state for over 10 years before retiring.  Jimmy had a heart of gold and loved people.  He attended church at Community Covenant Church and in his free time he loved reading and collecting guns.

Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory: a brother, Timmy Keaton (Kay) of Mocksville; 2 sisters, Virginia Faye Flynn of Yadkinville and Linda Hanes of Mocksville; his dear friend, Jimmy Potts; and his great neighbor, Lula Mae Shermer.

On Friday, Jan. 27 there will be a visitation for Jimmy at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville from 11 a.m.-noon.  Following visitation Pastor Keith Ledford and Pastor Jeff Moody will officiate the funeral service. Jimmy will be laid to rest in Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.