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Willard "Duck" Keene

February 22, 1936 May 26, 2018
Willard "Duck"  Keene
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Willard“Duck” Keene Sr, 82 years of age of Rowe, VA, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Born February 22, 1936 in Rowe, VA, he was the son of the late Oliver and Laura Rowe Keen.

Willard was a member of the Trinity Tabernacle Church and a member of the UMWA. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran having served six years from 1955-1961. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Sanders and Virginia Null and two brothers, Arnold Keene and Bernard Keene.

Those left to cherish her memories include his loving wife of 54 years Mary Elizabeth James Keene of Rowe, VA; two sons, Willard (Angela) Keene Jr. of Meadowview, VA and John Oliver (Billie Carol) Keene of North Tazewell, VA; one sister, Freddie Creed of Bristol, VA; two brothers, Don Keene and Walden Keene both of Tazewell, VA.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Haley Keene, Lauren Keene and Leah Keene; and also many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Willard “Duck” Keene Sr will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Monday, May 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend James Horton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday until hour of service.

A full Military rites service by the VFW Post 7360 and a Graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Family and Friends.

Memorial condolences may be viewed at www.shortridgeramey.com.

The family of Willard “Duck” Keene have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.


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Visitation

Monday

28

May

6:00 PM 5/28/2018 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/28/2018 7:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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

Funeral Service

Monday

28

May

7:00 PM 5/28/2018 7:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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

Graveside

Tuesday

29

May

11:00 AM 5/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609

A full Military rites service by the VFW Post 7360 and a Graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA.

Greenhills Memory Gardens
11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy Cedar Bluff 24609 Virginia
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenhills Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy Cedar Bluff 24609 Virginia
United States
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