Barry Steven Keener, 57, of Manchester died Thursday, April 24 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Monroe Keener and one brother, Mike Keener.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Lisa Harris Keener of Manchester; mother, Mary Jo Keener Austin of McMinnville; one daughter, Niki Keener Young and husband, Skip, of McMinnville; stepfather, Rillie Austin of McMinnville; one grandson, Steven Japheth Keener; one stepsister, Leah Seals and husband, Randy, of Troutman, N.C.; four stepbrothers, Mark Austin and wife, Karen, of Smyrna, Michael Austin and wife, Barbara, of McMinnville, Thomas Austin and wife, Michele, of Dunedin, Fla., and Jimmy Austin and wife, Annette, of Cookeville; sister and brother-in-law, LeAnne Jaco and husband, Dale of Manchester; sister-in-law, Joanne Harris, best friend and brother-in-law, Steve Harris of Commerce, Texas and sister-in-law, Brenda Harris of Fairbanks, Ala.; three nieces, Katie Keener Herron and husband, Ben, of Smyrna, Kristy and husband, Kevin Simons of McMinnville, and Tammy Price of Commerce, Texas; six nephews, William Keener and wife, Rose of Smyrna Paul Keener and wife, Jamie, of Smyrna, Mark Jaco and wife, Meleah, of McMinnville, Anthony Jaco and wife, Crystal of Manchester, Chris Hayes and wife, Alicia, of McMinnville 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. He was known for being a hard worker, a happy and funny person, who loved people.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Michael Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in McMinnville. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 27, 2014