Mr. J. W. Keen, age 77, of Decatur, died Friday, August 23, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1942, in Hope, AR, to Emmett Keen and Mary Frances Layne Keen. Mr. Keen was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran, and worked as a commercial welder.
He is survived by his loving wife, Edith Lou McCowen Keen of Decatur; two sons, Jason Keen (Karen) and Jay Keen (Monica), both of Decatur; one daughter, Jaime Franks (David) of Decatur; five grandchildren, Hali, Jeremiah, Isaac, Josh, and Israel; and two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Sophia.
Shelton Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. The family may host a memorial service at later date.