Morris Gordon Red Keene, 91 of Beaumont, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013. A long- time resident of Beaumont, he was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi on March 10, 1922 to Odie and Annah Keene. After serving in the Army Air Corp in India in WWII, he went on to work for Halliburton Oilwell Cementing Company. Red retired after thirty-five years of service from Halliburton Energy Service as District Manager of the Industrial Cleaning Division. Red was a member of the VFW Post 4820 as well as the First Baptist Church of Bevil Oaks. He was a long-time supporter of Lamar University Athletics but was known for his support of the Girls Basketball Team. Survivors include his children; Kathryne Colligan and husband, Larry, Gary Keene and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Chad Colligan, Kirk Colligan and wife Amanda, Christopher Keene and wife Amanda, Jason Keene and wife Amy, Bradley Keene and wife Laura; two great- grandchildren and many family members and long-time friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters and his son, Gordon Keene. Visitation of the Keene family and friends will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Claybar Kelley- Watkins Funeral Home, 1155 North 11th St., Beaumont, TX. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM Monday, November 18, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, TX.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 16, 2013