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Johnny Ray Keen

June 1, 1946 July 25, 2019
Johnny Ray Keen
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Obituary for Johnny Ray Keen

Johnny Ray “Little Peanut” Keen, 73 years of age of Keen Mountain, VA, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Born June 1, 1946, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Trula Effie Keen.

Johnny enjoyed wood working, was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Osborne Mountain Pentecostal Church. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Marie Boyd and Ruth Mowl, three brothers Harvey, Gene and James Dillard Keen.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-eight years Esther Gail Ball Keen of Keen Mountain, VA; daughter Patricia Lynn Keen of Keen Mountain, VA; sons Paul Ray Keen and wife Sandra of Wardell, VA, Jonathan “Bo” Keen and wife Rhonda of Grundy, VA; sisters Wilma Compton and husband Earl of Keen Mountain, VA, Shirley Gibson and husband Delma Gene Gibson of Dismal, VA, Karen Meadows and husband Roger of Lebanon, VA, Joy Vandyke and husband Billy of Keen Mountain, VA; brothers Arthur Junior Keen and wife Shirley of Keen Mountain, VA, Kenny Keen of Keen Mountain, VA.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Nicole Brooke Keen, Seth Robert Estep-Keen, Allison Kelley Keen, Sariaha Alyssabell Keen, and Sage Jonathan Keen; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Johnny Ray “Little Peanut” Keen will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverends Ronnie Kinder, Luther Bowman, Joe Bill Proffitt and Doug Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Esaw Rife Cemetery in Keen Mountain, VA.

Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, July 27th after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.

The family of Johnny Ray Keen have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.


Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

27

Jul

6:00 PM 7/27/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/27/2019 7:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Service starts at 7:00 p.m.

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service

Sunday

28

Jul

11:00 AM 7/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Service starts at 7:00 p.m.

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Esaw Rife Cemetery Final Resting Place
United States
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