Mr. Barry Steven Keener, age 57, of Manchester, Tennessee, passed from this life on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, surrounded by his loving family.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, William Monroe Keener and one brother, Mike Keener.
He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-five years, Lisa Harris Keener of Manchester, Tennessee; mother, Mary Jo Keener Austin of McMinnville, Tennessee; one daughter, Niki Keener Young and husband, Skip, of McMinnville, Tennessee; step-father, Rillie Austin of McMinnville, Tennessee; one grandson, Steven Japheth Keener; one step-sister, Leah Seals and husband, Randy, of Troutman, North Carolina; four step-brothers, Mark Austin and wife, Karen, of Smyrna, Tennessee, Michael Austin and wife, Barbara, of McMinnville, Tennessee, Thomas Austin and wife, Michele, of Dunedin, Florida, and Jimmy Austin and wife, Annette, of Cookeville, Tennessee; sister and brother-in-law, LeAnne Jaco and husband, Dale of Manchester, Tennessee; sister-in-law, JoAnne Harris, best friend and brother-in-law, Steve Harris of Commerce, Texas and sister-in-law, Brenda Harris of Fairbanks, Alaska; three nieces, Katie Keener Herron and husband, Ben, of Smyrna, Tennessee, Kristy and husband, Kevin Simons of McMinnville, Tennessee and Tammy Price of Commerce, Texas; six nephews, William Keener and wife, Rose, of Smyrna, Tennessee, Paul Keener and wife, Jamie, of Smyrna, Tennessee, Mark Jaco and wife, Meleah, of McMinnville, Tennessee, Anthony Jaco and wife, Crystal of Manchester, Tennessee, Chris Hayes and wife, Alicia, of McMinnville, Tennessee and Craig Harris and wife, Martina of Munich, Germany; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Mr. Keener was of the Church of God Faith. He enjoyed old cars, firearms, and old coins. He had an artistic talent and loved drawing. Steve was known for being a hard worker, a happy and funny person, who loved people. This man who never met a stranger, loved life and socializing with his family of brothers at Lowe’s in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. His memory will be cherished by the loving family and friends he leaves behind.
Funeral Services for Mr. Steve Keener will be conducted on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Michael Harris officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Morrison, Tennessee.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee.