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Richard Orvel Keeney, Sr.

June 19, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Richard Orvel Keeney, Sr., 58, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 16, 2014, after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Pauline Rose Keeney of Madison and Glenn Patrick Keeney, Sr. of Spencer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Mark Anthony Keeney and Glenn Patrick Keeney Jr., both of Spencer, and Gary Allen Keeney of Madison, W.Va. He was born Aug. 3, 1955, in Madison, W.Va.

He is survived by three sons, Richard Orvel Keeney Jr. of Sandyville, Chad Everett Keeney and wife Chasity of Mineral Wells, and Jarrett Dan Saylor and girlfriend B.J. Singleton of Ripley. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Michael A. and Laura L. Keeney of Walton; grandsons, Tyler Anthony Keeney and Dylan Austin Keeney of Mineral Wells; and granddaughters, Kaylee Rose Keeney of Mineral Wells and Riley Ann Saylor of Ripley, W.Va.

Prior to his health conditions, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He was also a long haul truck driver for Midwest Transportation. He was an avid guitar player, wood worker, muscle car enthusiast and CB'er with the deserving CB handle of Sunshine.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home in Spencer, W.Va., with Minister Jack Barnett officiating. He will be laid to rest at Hodam Cemetery in Reedy W.Va., next to his father and brother.

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