Preston Joe Keltner

June 11, 1970 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 49)


Preston Keltner, 49, of Searcy, passed away January 24, 2020 at Unity Health in Searcy.  He was born June 11, 1970 at Paducah, Kentucky.
     Preston loved fishing and camping with his family but most of all he enjoyed his grandbabies.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Joseph Keltner; maternal grandparents, James and Geraldine Watkins and his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Elsie Keltner.
     He married Gladys Huff Keltner May 28, 1993 at Rose Bud, Arkansas; she survives.  He is also survived by his mother, Linda Watkins English; step father, Billy Wortham (Debra); three sons, Casey Keltner (Tiffany) of Iuka, Mississippi, Christopher Keltner (Charlotte) of Searcy, Pete Keltner of Searcy; two daughters, Ashley Smith (Joe) of Kensett and Tiffany Keltner of Searcy; seven grandchildren, Zoey, Elsie, Kayla, Luke, Natalie, McKenzie, and Noah; two brothers, Michael Wortham (Ashley) of Iuka, MS and Keith Schreiber of Aurora, Illinois; two sisters, Jeannie Wortham (Lannie) of Iuka, MS and Kellie Keltner (Jim) of Burnsville, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Pete Huff of Searcy and sister-in-law Bonnie Huff (James) of Mt. View; his very special uncle, Loyd “Porky” Watkins (Kellie) of Beebe and another uncle, James Watkins (Sandra) of Rose Bud; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.
     The family will hold a Celebration of Life service at a later date.

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