Fred Keeney, age 93 of Heiskell

Fred Keeney, age 93 of Heiskell, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at his home. He was born August 4, 1927 to the late Joe and Sarah Welch Keeney in Heiskell. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in both the WWII and Korean conflicts. He also took pride in receiving a certificate of recognition for having saved a man’s life when the ConAgra Mill exploded. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by wife, Ella Adams Keeney; son, Dennis Keeney; 4 sisters; 1 brother; and daughter-in-law, Vicki Cooper Keeney. 

He is survived by: sons, Gary Keeney, Ray Keeney; grandchildren, Gary J. Keeney, II & wife Annetta, Melissa Cline Davis, Stephanie Keeney Braden & husband Benji; great-grandchildren, Alicia, Brittany, Lucas, Lissa, Zachary, Bailey, Abbey, and Garrett; 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Smith; and brother-in-law, Bill Adams. 

The family will receive friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home on Friday, January 6, 2021 from 10-11am with the funeral service to follow at 11am. His burial will follow at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by Campbell County Honor Guard.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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