James S. Jim Keener Jr.

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James S. "Jim" Keener, Jr.
AIKEN, SC - James S. "Jim" Keener Jr, age 86, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Jim was born February 18, 1930 in Warren, Ohio to the late James Shields Keener Sr. and Ruth
Artman Keener. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1948 - 1952 seeing active duty in the Korean War where he was wounded in action. Jim received his Bachelor's Degree from Kent State and retired as Director of Administration Programs from the U.S. Custom Service.
Jim lived in Vienna, VA prior to making Aiken, SC his home in 2003. He was passionate about cooking for his friends and those that were sick. In 2014, Jim received the Outstanding Dedication Service to Mankind Award from the Sertoma Club. Most recently, Jim was proud to represent the Marine Corp and the Disabled Korean War Veterans in Aiken's 2016 Memorial Day Parade.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth "Liz" Keener and Barbara and Mac McLaughlin.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Linda Keener; two daughters, Katherine Hayes (Richard), Merritt Island, FL and Karen Floyd (Jeff), Clifton, VA; a son, James Kenneth "Ken" Keener, Riverview, FL; three grandchildren, Rutger Floyd, Rachel and Laura Keener; three sisters, Susan Burhop (Carl), Elaine Snively (David), and Ann Leonard (Bob); and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life and "Thank You" Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken, SC.
Interment with military honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Alyssa Degnan who was both a doctor and close friend.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to the food bank of your choice.
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy for the Keener family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on June 15, 2016
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