top of page

Ray

William

Keen

1x1.png
1x1.png

June 29, 2016

Ray William Keen, Sr, 59, of 3620 Kanawha Trail died Wednesday night, June 29, 2016, in the University Of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. Mr. Keen was born September 26, 1956, in Greenbrier County, WV, a son of the late Junior and Margaret Masters Keen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him in their home, Woody and Madeline Masters; two brothers, Roy "Fish" Keen and Danny Keen and also by two sisters, Kay Ann Mabry and Jeannette Carola. He was employed for over 30 years with the former Covington Motor Company as a mechanic and Service Manager. He was currently serving as a mechanic for Waco, Inc. in Covington. Ray was a longtime member of Dunlap Christian Church where he had served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, song leader , trustee of the church and lay speaker. He was a member of the Lone Oak Hunt Club and a former troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 115. Ray was a 1975 graduate of Greenbrier East High School where he enjoyed playing football and was offered a football scholarship to James Madison University. Surviving are his Wife, Kathy Simpson Keen, of Covington; his Son, Ray W. Keen, Jr., of Covington; five Brothers, Marvin Keen and his Wife, Sylvia, of Hollywood, WV, Charles Keen and David Keen, both of Caldwell, WV, Nicky Keen of Lexington and Rick Keen and Kate Rowland of Lexington; six Sisters, Phyllis Boggs and her Husband, Rocky, of Roanoke, Susan Smith of Fairlea, WV, Faye Keen and David Bare of Ronceverte, WV, Bertha Weikle and her Husband, Matt, of Lewisburg, WV, Becky Catlett and Sharon Vess, both of Lexington; a special aunt, Loretta Masters Radford, of Caldwell, WV and a host of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Atkins, Rev. Bill Gilliland, Rev. J. B. Broughman, Rev. Kenny Baker and Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Larry Mann, Jerald Burdett, Kyle Moore, David Willis, Jeff Camp, Wayne Howard, Rick Keen, Frank Freeman, David Fawcett, Richard Oakes, Wesley Arritt, Brian Crossland, Johnathan Crossland, Kevin Gabbert and Henry Radford. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Vass, Delmas Burks, Arnold Harvey, J.B.Bowyer, David Arritt and Terry Simpson. The family will receive their friends Saturday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Arritt Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence of Ray Keen, Jr., at 9110 Rumsey Road, Covington. Memorial donations in Ray's name may be made to Dunlap Fire Department and Rescue Dept., P.O. Box 218, Covington, VA 24426 or to: The Gideons International , P.O. Box 764, Covington, VA 24426. Cemetery Information Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Sunday, July 3, 2016 03:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, July 2, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
View Livestream

Visitation

Service

Final Resting Place: 

Tributes

icons8-iphone-spinner.gif

Tribute Posted

T

Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

T

Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

T

J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

T

Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

T

Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

T

Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

T

Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

T

Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

T

Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

T

Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

T

Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

T

Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

bottom of page