Henry H. Keen

December 18, 1929 - November 26, 2014
Henry H. Keen

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Henry H. Keen, 84, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. Henry grew up in Indiana and lived in Tampa, FL before moving to Hendersonville four months ago. He was a son of the late Henry and Martha Tackett Keen, and was also preceded in death by his son, Henry H. Keen, Jr. and his sister, Rosie Anthony.

Henry was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era, retiring after twenty years of service.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-three years, Betty Keen; two daughters, Rebecca Emmons of Hendersonville, Robyn Wroe of Glyndon, MD; six grandchildren, Heather Shea of St. Petersburg, FL, Miranda Day of Bradenton, FL, Kyle, Katherine, Evan, and Madeliene Wroe, all of Glyndon, MD; three brothers, Robert, Harry, and Larry; three sisters, Crystal, Alta, and Viola; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 12 noon, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Western Carolina State Veterans cemetery in Black Mountain. Chaplain Steve Jones will officiate. Military Honors will be conducted by Shaw Air Force Base. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WNC Chapter of Alzheimerís Association, 31 College Place Ste. D320, Asheville, NC 28801-2644.

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  • December 02, 2014
    Tina + Dale Fisher says:
    Resting in peace in God's loving arms. Becky, mom + family, we wish you peace and prayers to comfort you all in your loss.

  • December 03, 2014
    Harry and Dianna Keen says:
    Hank was a great brother and good friend. We spent many happy times with him and his family. We will miss him very much but look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

  • December 03, 2014
    Larry Keen and Family says:
    I have always admired the big brother that Hank has been to me. I just wish I could have spent more with him and his family. One day soon we will all make up for that lost time.

  • December 03, 2014
    Sonny, (Hank) was our hero. He was our older brother, and he loved us very much. We all grew up in Antioch on a small farm in Indiana. Sonny was always working very hard, and he was always helping our family by doing the most difficult work. I was only six years old, but I remember Sonny telling us he was joining the Air Force . I cried when he left home for military service, but when Sonny and his wife Betty came home, life was great again. Betty, like Sonny loved us very much, and we all played golf at the Air Force base. Both Sonny and Betty are Godís children, and we will all meet again in heaven, and live forever. But as it is written, ìEye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.î This message is to tell Sonny, Betty, and their family, we will always love them. God bless you all. Bob and Cher.

  • December 03, 2014
    Deanna Mallon (Takamori) says:
    Mr Keen was a gentle man and seemed to rarely get mad at the kids in his house. He loved his kids and I remember all the fun things we did. Rest in Peace.