Loys “Otto” Keatts

Loys “Otto” Keatts, 88, of Christian County, died Friday, February 19, 2021, in Nashville, of natural causes.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin Byler and Rev. Jeremy Hayes officiating and burial to follow in Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born October 11, 1932, in Christian County, the son of the late James Otto and Simmie Burchett Keatts. He was a farmer, a retired City of Hopkinsville employee for the cemetery and landfill, a 20 plus year employee for Maddux Funeral Home, an employee for US Smokeless Tobacco and worked at the Fairview Produce Auction. He was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church. Otto was a founding member of Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department and Fairview Fire Department for over 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Johnson Keatts in 2007.

Survivors include his foster sons, Mike Hayes and Johnny Hayes both of Christian County; foster daughter, Cheryl (David) Hayes Jones of Christian County; hsister, Susie Keatts Dawson of Christian County; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made in his memory to Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, or New Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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