Howard Keene, a longtime resident of Montgomery, died December 7, 2012. Born May 14, 1923 in England, Arkansas and raised in Harrison Arkansas, he joined the United States Air Force in 1943. As a member of the 667th Bombardment Squadron, he flew 32 missions and received several medals including the Purple Heart. He spent his entire professional career with Sears Roebuck, retiring after 38 years.
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Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Callison Keene. He is survived by his sons, Tommy (Sug) Keene and Jay (Karen) Keene of Montgomery and Johnny Keene, Tullahoma, TN and his grandchildren, Jason (Emily) Keene, Santa Rosa Beach FL, Alison (William) Barnes, Wetumpka, AL, Kristy (Chris) Lytle, Atlanta, GA, Katie Keene, Birmingham, AL and Karly Keene, Tuscaloosa, AL.
A private memorial service is planned for immediate family. Memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice 301 Interstate Park Drive Montgomery, AL 36109, Whitfield Memorial United Methodist Church 2673 Fisk Road Montgomery AL 36111 or Honor Flight, Inc. Attn: Diane Gresse 300 East Auburn Avenue Springfield, OH 45505.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2012