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Robert A. Keeney Jr., age 75 of Soddy Daisy, TN passed away June 14, 2018.
He was born July 9, 1942 to the late Robert A. Keeney Sr. and the late Edna B. Keeney in Oakdale, TN. Bob or Bobby as he was known to his friends and family was a Boy Scout, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, he also achieved the honor of being a member of the Order of the Arrow. The lessons and values he gained from his years as a boy scout would be present throughout his life. Bob was a Good Samaritan who always tried to help those in need, especially roadside assistance. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1960. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy then went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee in 1970 with a degree in Forestry. He worked 30 years for Bowater Paper as a forester. Bob was also an avid reader. His passion for learning was evident to anyone who spent time with him. Bob was known as Dollar Bob by his loving Great Nieces as he always had a dollar bill ready in return for a hug.
In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by his baby sister, Jeanette; grandparents, Perry and Mary Keeney and Ed and Dovie Barkla.
Survivors include his loving wife of many years, Mary Stone Keeney. He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Janet Keeney Hunnicutt and Milton, and his son Perry Stone Keeney; grandchildren, Max Wilson, John Keeney and David Keeney; sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca Keeney McClurkan and Sandy; sister-in-law, Pat Stone Johnson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Velma Stone McCollum and George, brother-in-law, Bob Stone; multiple cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Charles Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in the Crab Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakdale.
Pall bearers will include Max Wilson, Gary Stone, Stan Johnson, Tim Duff, Terry Malone and Sandy McClurkan.
Flowers are accepted or a memorial donation to the charity of your choice can be made.