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Jack Keener | 1935-2012

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012

Jack Keener, 77, a retired self-employed carpenter, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hurst.

Graveside service was Nov. 9 at Aurora Cemetery with Bro. Jesse Simon officiating.

Pallbearers were Shannon Keener, David Waldrep, Aaron Keener, Wesley Thrasher, Brant Waldrep and Shane Keener.

Jack was born Sept. 27, 1935, to Pete and Audrey (Gammons) Keener in Fort Worth. He worked in the construction field building houses and cabinets and doing trim work. He also became an excellent auto body repairman and owned his own business, at one time, in Grapevine.

He was a Christian and Baptist, and earlier in his life he followed a calling to preach. He loved the Lord and raised his seven children to do the same. In his early years, he enjoyed playing the guitar, gardening and raising animals of all types. Later in life he developed a passion for cooking and loved to give his family various jarred foods, jellies and hot sauces.

The thing he enjoyed most of all was having his family around him, and he passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.

He is survived by his children, Toni Waldrep and husband, David, of Mansfield, Mary Marshall of Arlington, Terrie Thrasher and husband, Wesley, of Southlake, Dee Dee Keener of Houston, Shannon Keener of Southlake, Shane Keener of Hurst, and Christie Good and husband, Chris, of Hurst; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other family members and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made to Feed the Children, 800-627-4556.

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