James Howard Keeney, age 80 of Science Hill, passed from this life on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was born March 15, 1937 the son of the late Edward Keeney and Eliza Meece Keeney in Pulaski County, Kentucky. James served our country proudly in the Army. He was formerly employed at Oakwood Nursing Facility where he retired. Mr. Keeney was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed wood working and horseback riding.

Besides his parents; James is preceded in death by his sisters; Eva Dale Bumgardner and Vera Gean Watson, brothers; Carrol Keeney, Wanda Keeney, and Lyman Keeney.

He is survived by his son; James C. (Kathy) Keeney of Irvine, Kentucky, daughters; Sherry Burton and Nickie (Johnny) Wilson both of Somerset, his previous wife, Barbara Keeney of Somerset, brother; Danny Keeney of Somerset, sisters; Faye Sanders of Ohio, Joyce (Ray) Phelps of Somerset, Janet Meece of Somerset, and Janis Farmer of Somerset, 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00 o’clock am in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 o’clock pm in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. James Howard Keeney.