Gene Lee Keylon, 79, of Ten Mile, TN, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023, in Chattanooga. He was a native and long-time resident of Ten Mile, TN. He was a retired journeyman carpenter with Watts Bar and Sequoyah Nuclear plants and a member of Carpenters Local #50 of Cumberland County and the Chattanooga Carpenters Local #74. He was a member of Chapman’s Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and on the pulpit committee.
Gene was a son of the late Virgil P. and Nettie July Trew Keylon. He is also preceded in death by his loving wife, Cora Jane Wyrick Keylon and a daughter, Lisa Faye Keylon Bostic, an infant twin brother, Jessie Keylon, and brothers, Pat Keylon, and Lyle Keylon.
Gene is survived by a son, Gary (Jennifer) Keylon, grandchildren Jacob Lee Bostic of Ten Mile, Seth Keylon of College Station, TX, Jordan Eliana Keylon of Ringgold, GA, and Elijah Keylon of Ringgold, GA. He is also survived by a great-grandchild, Holley Bostic of Decatur and a brother, Bruce Keylon of Knoxville.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 18, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Woodward Avenue Church of God, with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM with Bishop Gary Keylon and Bishop Kevin Wallace officiating. The family will then assemble at Woodward Avenue Church of God at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 19, 2023, where they will proceed to Meigs County Memorial Gardens for the interment. A graveside service will begin at 11:30 AM, with Brother Leonard Wyrick officiating.
Tim Selvage, Seth Keylon, Ronnie Keylon, David Keylon, Leonard Wyrick, Ernest Hamilton, Sean Keylon and Zach Davis will serve as pallbearers.
If you are unable to attend the graveside service, you can sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to Keylon Ministries, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to Domestic and World Missions Outreach. Venmo: @keylonministries or PayPal: paypal.me/keylonministries.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with serving the family of Gene Lee Keylon.