well it is so hard to believe you are gone.you were always around somewhere. I guess god will let you help out some in heaven. you were a hard working man and good father. you gave advice to people good or bad whether they wanted to hear it or not. so rest in heaven in your new body free of pain and suffering brother Vernon. we will all be okay down here. may you rest in peace and we all love you forever and have your memories to cherish in our heart.
Just heard that Vernon has passed away, Very sad to hear but he drives for Jesus now in heaven. He will be missed :-(
Vernon, You were my second father. You were always there to give me advice, help us out, pick on me and aggravate me but most of all I know you love me just as much as we all love you. I know you will always be here still with us and guide us everyday but it won't be the same. We will talk to you everyday and in our prayers at night with the boys. They sure do have a great Pappy to look up to. We miss and love you now and will always.
I'm sorry for your loss my name is Natalie rice I am the eldest daughter of mark rice. Uncle Vernon was my fathers uncle.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Vernon's family and friends, he is a place were there is no pain and suffering, however his spirit will be looking there to comfort you each and every day.
Mr. Keeney was always there for my son and for many other kids. He was there to talk to no matter who you were and what your age was, his door was open. WOW, where do you find someone like that these days? I may not have seen him much but it was comforting to know that he was just right down the road. May his family continue with the values Mr. Keeney taught them as he obviously loved them very much. GOD BLESS and know that he is watching all of us. The MORRIS FAMILY, LEE, LEN & DEB.
To the Children of Vernon, Uncle Donnie and Roger, other family members and friends.
First I would like to let all of you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Now, I would like to share a story about Vernon. I was a step daughter of Martha (Brashears) Stull. I married a Marine and moved to NC for several years; after leaving the USMC we moved back to MD where David got a job with Hahn. After a few days he came home and said "I met the coolest guy last night-he knows EVERYTHING!!!" I said "really what's his name?" He said "you won't know him but his name is Vernon Keeney." I said "he is crazy and funny as hell?" Giving me a strange look he said "yes." So, I informed him that I did indeed know Vernon from my childhood and his brothers Donnie and Roger. After a few days he ran into Vernon and asked him if he knew me; to my surprise Vernon told him yes-and proceeded to tell stories-some not so flattering-and of course LOTS of added that was not true! LOL To this day my husband thinks the world of Vernon-Vernon taught him as "the new kid on the block" at Hahn the ins and outs of hauling fuel;and lots of little things to make his job easier and more productive. Much to my husbands dismay he left his job at Hahn and we left MD and moved
to SC. He landed a job here at a gas company. He came home after his first day and said "damn I could have used Vernon last night"; there was a traffic backup and being new to the area David didnt know an alternative route. Seems Vernon knew all the alternative routes and passed them on to David, along with other bits of vital information. I never saw the professional side of Vernon...but, even now 40 years later I can tell you that if Vernon, Donnie and Roger were together there was going to be FUN and lots of it!
Rest in peace Vernon, you have lived a good life, impacted many lives and gave everyone you met a good laugh! I know heaven being a happy place is much more funnier with you there! So, drive that tanker and create even more happiness!
VERNON, WAS ONE OF KIND, HE ENJOYED LIFE, AND
COMING FROM POOLESVILLE, WHERE MEN WHERE MEN
Vernon was a wonderful man who would help anyone he could and put a smile on everyone's face He was a great father and grandfather. I will never forget his caring ways and his laughter "she's your momma Tiffany"... It was too soon for him to leave and lots of people still need him, though we don't get to choose our time I know he is in heaven watching over everyone he cares about and making everyone laugh he hasn't seen in awhile ..I miss you Vernon & I will remember you always xo
You will be miss by your family and friend I rember when I came to your mom and dad house my mom talk about you all the time now you all there with all of them. Love your cousin Ethel campbell. Knight
Vernon, we will miss you, no one could ask for a better friend and brother.
Roger & Cheryl
My thoughts and prayers go to the family during this difficult time. Vernon will be missed. He was a good man and loved his family.
My thoughts and prayers go to the family during this difficult time. Vernon will be missed. He was a very good man and loved his family.
Vernon you will be miss by everyone,you have a new body now,looking down at everyone saying I am alright,you will see all of the family up there
Vernon you will be miss a lot now you are in another new body looking down at us and saying I am all right now you will see all of the family up there