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Kennith Andrew Keen
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Obituary for Kennith Andrew Keen

Kennith Andrew Keen, 59 years of age of Swords Creek, VA, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN. Born January 16, 1958 in Vansant, VA, he was born the son of Ruth Ellen Vandyke Keen and the late Thomas Andrew Keen.

In addition to his father, Thomas Andrew Keen, he was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Squire and Lilly Keen; maternal grandparents, Joshua and Edna Vandyke; and a brother-in-law, Alvin Sheppard.

Those left to cherish his memories include his mother, Ruth Ellen Vandyke Keen of Keen Mountain, VA; son, Brandon Newberry; sisters, Jennifer Sheppard of Oakwood, VA and Rita Keen of Keen Mountain, VA; brothers, Chris Keen of Keen Mountain, VA, Jeff (Drema) Keen of Whitewood, VA, Dwayne Keen of Keen Mountain, VA; nieces, Tiffany (Jason) Stanley of Paige, VA, Brianna (Jesse) Willis of WV, and Krenda (Chris) Launderback of WV, and Kelsey Keen of Whitewood, VA. He is also survived by his special friend and companion April Poteet and many friends and family.

Funeral service for Kennith Andrew Keen will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ray Smith and Pastor Jerry Harman officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Keen Mountain, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Sherman Fuller, Mike Miller, Terry Hurt, James Rife, Delmar Vandyke and Bobby Vandyke. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gerald Deskins and Theo Whitt.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA on Monday, December 18, 2017 after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Evening services will begin at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Antioch Cemetery

Keen Mountain, Virginia


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