John Arthur Keller was born on 15 December 1927 to William Swan Keller and Daisy Irene Black.
John A. Keller died in service 3 July 1946
He served on the U.S.S. LST 222 in November 1945
He is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, B, 4375

Electrician Mate Third Class
U.S. Naval Reserve

Kingsport Times, July 10, 1946
Funeral services for John Arthur Keller, EM3C, son of W.S. Keller, 2008 Sherwood Road, Kingsport, and Mrs. C.A. Robinson of Corcord, Tenn., will be held at the E.M. Mann Funeral Home in Knoxville. Keller died in San Francisco on July 3. Exact details of his death are lacking but it’s reported that the Navy Department is making an investigation. He entered the service in June, 1945 and had been serving aboard the Sarwaka for the past seven months in the South Pacific. He was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. He is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cornwell of Route 2, Jonesboro, with whom he made his home. Survivors include besides his parents and Mr. and Mrs. Cornwell, three brothers, Eugene Keller and Reagen Keller of Kingsport, and Fred Keller of Knoxville; one sister, Alethia of Kingsport, one halfbrother, Michael Robinson of Concord, Tenn., and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Keller of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Electricians Mate Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 December 1927
  • Date of death: 3 July 1946
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: HMS Sarwaka
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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