Pvt. Vernon's Story
Full funeral military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps for Pvt. Vernon Paul Keaton will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lula Cemetery. Bro. Dale Smith will officiate.
Pvt. Keaton died Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attack. He was born March 25, 1923, to Guy Vine Keaton and Amanda McSperitt Keaton. He attended school at Breckenridge, Texas.
Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Sandra Sue Lewis of Weleetka, Ronald Peoples of Texas, Anita Larney of Henryetta, Jay Stokes of Yuma, Arizona, Paula Stokes of Washington and Barbara Littlejohn of Texas; and his cousins and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Blanche Eulee Keaton.
Published on November 13, 2017