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Keith Earle

January 1, 1952 — January 29, 2024

Cleveland

Keith Randall Earle, 72, of Cleveland, Tennessee passed away suddenly on Monday, January 29th , 2024. Keith was born on January 1st, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan and was the son of Karl and Lillian “Doris” Earle. He attended Dupont High School in Nashville, TN, played football at Tennessee Tech, and graduated from Lipscomb University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, he became the head football coach at David Lipscomb High School. He began his career at International Paper where he climbed the corporate ladder for 21 years in Nashville and Chattanooga. He then furthered his career at Kelsan where he retired after 15 years as the Director of Packaging in 2020. He was an avid sports enthusiast, enjoyed coaching multiple sports, and loved fishing with his family. He had a passion for cars, music, and good food, especially Christi’s cooking. He was a great listener and was known for his patience and witty sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Lillian “Doris” Earle; brother-in-law, Dr. Donald Young; and beloved four-legged companion, Meadow. Keith was survived by his wife of 39 years, Christi; daughter, Nicole (Ben) Perry; granddaughter, Harper Joy Perry; sons, Carson and Jackson Earle; sister, Vicki Young; nephews, Matthew (Katherine) Young and Dr. Jonathan (Kelley) Young; and a great nephew and many great nieces. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10th from 12:30-1:45pm with a memorial following at 2pm in Cleveland, TN at Poole Funeral Home (3000 Ralph Bucker Blvd NE Cleveland, TN 37311). If you would like to make a donation, please do so to your local charity or non-profit of your choosing. 

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Poole Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cleveland

3000 Ralph Buckner Boulevard, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Poole Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cleveland

3000 Ralph Buckner Boulevard, Cleveland, TN 37311

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