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.