Joseph Allen Keller or “Joe”, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the age of 82 in Bristol, TN. His battle with cancer was ongoing but he was so brave and strong in fighting that adversary but in the end, he couldn’t fight covid too.
Joe joined the military at a young age, he was stationed in England where he met Angela. They moved back to the states where they had three daughters. Anyone who knew Joe had no doubt how much he loved and worshipped his family and how he loved his grandsons and how they loved him. He was nicknamed Pappy Joe which shortened to Paps and how he loved answering to that. Joe had a quirky sense of humor and was always a jokester. He was patriotic, loved gardening and woodworking and was thrilled to share his knowledge.
Joe was survived by his wife Angela and his daughters and their families, Cheri and Jonathan Royce, Trina and Matt Robinette, Beverly and Chuck Clamon; grandchildren, Chris and Amanda Blackburn, Coy, Wyatt, Briar, Jared, Heath and Justin Robinette, Cameron, Caleb and Chandler Clamon; siblings, Mary Hartsock, Martha Stigall, Herb Keller, Phil Keller and James Keller; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Joe was a very private man and on honoring his wishes it will be a closed casket and a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers we request donations be made to cancer research or Vanderbilt University, 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203 or online Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfunerahome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.