Notable Passing – Former Owner & Operator Of Zippi’s Amoco Passes

Last Updated on August 27, 2016 9:35 pm

The former owner of a popular gas station on highway 105 in Boone passed away early Saturday morning.

 According to Hampton Funeral Home, Paul Allen Keasey, age 63, of Rocky Mountain Lane, passed away Saturday morning, August 27, 2016 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. According to several sources close to the family, the cause of death was due to a heart attack. Keasey was the long time owner of Zippi's Amoco.

Paul is survived by his wife, Jeannie P. Keasey of the home; two daughters, Kristin K. Alphin of Hickory, and Kristi A. Matheson and her fiance James R. McQueen of Boone; one son, Richard Matheson and wife Tara of Winston-Salem; his mother, Joy S. Keasey of Boone; one granddaughter, Keasey Lea Alphin of Hickory, and a niece, Sarah Keasey of Winston-Salem.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Lester D. Keasey; one brother, J. Mark Keasey, and a son-in-law, Frankie Alphin.

A Celebration of Life service for Paul Allen Keasey will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 2016 at 2:00 o'clock at Boone United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff McClain and Pastor Gordon Noble.

The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon, from 12:00 until 2:00, at Boone United Methodist Church, two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Boulevard, Boone, North Carolina, 28607 or to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to the Keasey family at

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