Keven Kenison(1964 - 2013)

Keven Kurtis Kenison


Keven Kenison passed away on May 23 after suffering cardiac arrest during a tennis match last week.

He is survived by his wife, Alexis "Allie" Kension (Werner) and his sons, Kurt (13) and Jake (12). He is also survived by his parents, Tom and Judy Kenison; sister, Kim Carpenter (Mike); brother, Tom Kension II, (Kevin); Parents-in-law, Chuck and Gale Werner; brother-in-law, Trey Werner (Christy); Step Brother, Jeff Kieselbach (Katie); Step Sister, Jenny Campbell (Chris); his nieces, Kelley Edelmann (Dan), Kasey Carpenter, and Chandler Werner; his nephews, Chase, Drew, Grant and Lane Kieselbach.

Born in Columbus, Ohio on May 3, 1964, Keven completed his undergraduate and law degrees from The Ohio State University and was a founding member of the Kenison, Dudley, & Crawford LLC law firm of Greenville, SC. He was a member of the Greenville Bar Association; South Carolina Bar Association and was Chair-elect for its Construction Law Section; Atlanta Bar Association and its Construction Law Section; the Georgia Bar Association and its Aviation and Bankruptcy Law Sections; the American Bar Association and its Construction Law, Surety, Technology, and Aviation Section, and was seated as an Attorney on the Aircraft Owners' and Pilots' Association (AOPA) National Panel of Aviation. He was a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator as well as a commercial pilot holding single engine, multi-engine and instrumental ratings.

Keven was passionate about his family and was a beloved friend and colleague. He was keen to notice and share the humorous element in most any situation--a quality that set others at ease.

While Keven led a full and varied life, when he was with you, you were all that mattered to him, and he had all the time in the world for you. Our worlds have become smaller as a result of his loss, but so much larger for his living.

There will be a private church service for Keven on May 25, 2013 followed by a Celebration of Life at the Greenville Jet Center, 1 Aviation Drive, Greenville, SC 29607, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us to celebrate Keven's life with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angel Flight Soars. Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can't be filled in their local area. Donations may be made online or mailed to 2000 Airport Road, Suite 227 Atlanta GA 30341 .


Published in The Greenville News on May 25, 2013