John H. Keen, Jr. GOOSE CREEK - John H. Keen, Jr., 81, of Goose Creek, passed away November 28, 2013. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late John H. Keen Sr. and Ethel Marie Paine Keen and husband to the late Rosita Panisa Keen. Upon graduating from high school Mr. Keen joined the United States Navy where he enjoyed a thirty year career retiring as a Master Chief and serving as an instructor in the mine warfare school at the Charleston Navy Base. After his military retirement he worked in industrial maintenance as well as residential maintenance in military housing. He also taught Industrial Maintenance at Trident Technical College. Mr. Keen was an avid shooter and loved various shooting sports. Mr. Keen was a member of the American Legion Post 166, Goose Creek and Life Member of the NRA. He attended Northwood Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Michael Keen and wife Monica of Goose Creek and Christopher Keen of Goose Creek; five granddaughters, Madison Keen, Maryn Keen, Mahaley Keen, Reilly Keen and Karisa Keen; sister, Carmen Devlin of Reading, PA; niece, Cheryl Vaccaro of Reading, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Esco and Lita Catallo of Goose Creek. Mr. Keen was preceded in death by his wife, daughter, Carmen Keen and son, John H. Keen, III. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL. A private graveside service will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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McAlister-Smith Funeral-Cremation Goose Creek Chapel
869 St James Ave
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Dec. 1, 2013