Obituary of Robert Milton Keck

Mr. Robert Milton Keck age 96 of New Tazewell was born October 14, 1921 and passed away on March 20, 2018.  He was saved at an early age during World War II.  Mr. Keck was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II.


He is preceded in death by his:

Wife: Hazel Johnson Keck

Parents: Ronda and Francie (Williams) Keck

Son: Scotty Allen Keck

Brothers and Sister-in-laws: George and Lavada Keck

Tilmon and Imogene Keck

J.R. and Margaret Keck

Ralph and Bonnie Keck

Sisters and Brothers in laws: Martha and Doc England

Dorothy and Vaughn Churchill

Rachel and Ernie Ellison

Eva Ellison

Geneva Meyers

Mary Alice and Fran Williams

Eula and Chester Keck


He is survived by his:

Daughter: Connie and husband Harry Gent

Grandchildren: Jamie Keck

Shane and Ralynne Gent

Dustin and Sheryl Gent

Great-Grandchildren: Kaylee, Abigail, Isabelle, Hayden, Noah, Sarah, Rachel, Madilyn and Levi

Brother-in-law: Rev I.J. Meyers


Beloved nephews, nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.


The family will receive friends Wednesday March 21, 2018 from 4- 7PM with funeral services to follow at 7PM in the Claiborne-Overholt funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Collins officiating. Music will be provided by Living Water.


Graveside services will be conducted Thursday March 22, 2018 at 11AM in the Cole Cemetery with military honors.


Pallbearers: Jamie Keck, Shane Gent, Noah Gent,

Dustin Gent, Levi Gent, Harry Gent and Roger Beason


Honorary Pallbearers: Friends of the Senior Citizens Center, Dr. Rose and Dr. Neal


A special thanks to Claiborne County Medical Center and Rehab and Senior Citizens Home Assistance for their loving care.


~Claiborne-Overholt funeral home is honored to be serving the family~