Richard E. Keller, 77, of Hopkinsville died Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Graveside Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke, with burial to follow. The family welcomes all friends and family and asks that those in attendance observe COVID-19 guidelines. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to handle the arrangements.
He was born on August 10, 1943, in Pembroke, the son of the late Charles K. and Jane Austin Watts Keller. He was an educator in the Christian County Public School System for 27 years and a bus driver for 43 years. Upon his retirement from the public school system he continued to teach and coach at University Heights Academy for another 15 years. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church for 52 years and a faithful deacon for more than 30 of those years.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Charles W. Keller; and his sisters, Francis Lee Keller and Carolyn Keller.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Judy Buckley Keller of Hopkinsville; sons, Cory Keller of Cadiz, Craig (Casey) Keller of Lexington; daughter, Emily (Jason) Putty of Nolensville, Tennessee; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild on the way; and several nieces and nephews.