Burie E. "Sonny" Keene, 83, of Hambden Township, died Oct. 24, 2013, at UH Geauga Medical Center.
Born Aug. 26, 1930, in Splash Down, Va., to James R. and Hester M. (nee Dye) Keene, he had been a resident of Wickliffe before moving to Hambden Township in 1977.
Sonny owned and operated Keene's Auto Service in Hambden before working with and retiring from Mazel Company in Solon.
Sonny loved music, collected LPs and was a servant of God. His passion was spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, R. Ellen (nee Jarrett) Keene of Hambden Township; sons, Norm (Dee) of Twinsburg and Ron (Renee) of Auburn Township; grandchildren, April, Adam, Ron Jr. and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Sophia and a baby boy on the way; brother, Frank Keene of Ethridge, Tenn.; and many extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Virgil and James.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (Route 44, 500 feet south of Route 6/Chardon Square), Chardon.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at Hambden Township Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.