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Francis Marion "Frank" "Poncho" Keele, Jr.

May 15, 1940 — March 18, 2024

Waverly

Francis “Frank” “Poncho” Marion Keele, Jr., age 83

 

Of: Waverly, Tennessee, passed away Monday, March 18, 2024, at Ascension Saint Thomas Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly, Tennessee. Mr. Keele was born May 15, 1940, in Fordoche, Louisiana, to Francis Marion Keele, Sr. and Saint “Sadie” B. Donachricha Keele. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in McEwen. He was the Owner of Poncho’s Place in Waverly. He was a retired Ironworker and a member of Ironworkers Local Union 492.  Poncho was an avid rabbit hunter and fisherman. He loved classic cars, showing walking horses, and motorcycles. He had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. He loved living at the lake and his pets. Poncho was the Master BBQ’er! He especially loved and adored his precious wife and family.

 

Visitation: for Frank “Poncho” Keele, Jr. will be Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Friday, March 22, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., at Humphreys County Funeral Home. 

 

Funeral Mass: will be held Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 175 St. Patrick Street, McEwen, Tennessee.

 

Interment: will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in McEwen, Tennessee.

 

Survivors:

 

Wife:

   Lorraine Keele of Waverly, TN

 

Granddaughter:

   Samantha Keele of Mt. Juliet, TN

   

Brother

   Sam Keele (Juanita) of Waverly, TN

 

Niece: 

   Melisa Keele Tarpy (Eddie)

 

Nephew:

   Keith Keele (Lynn)

            

Preceded in death by:

2 Sons: Frank Anthony Keele and Michael Shane Keele

Father: Francis Marion Keele, Sr. 

Mother: Sadie B. Donachricha Stewart

 

 

 

Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home, (931-296-5955)

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 21, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

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Visitation

Friday, March 22, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

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Mass

Friday, March 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

175 St Patrick St, McEwen, TN 37101

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Interment

Friday, March 22, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Patrick's Cemetery

St Patrick St, McEwen, TN 37101

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