OBITUARY: Barry Leigh Keene


Mr. Barry Leigh Keene went to his heavenly home on Saturday, July 30, 2022, he was 85 years old.

A native of Lebanon, Tennessee he was raised by his loving grandparents Paris and Eva Jennings.

He was a graduate of Lebanon High School and attended MTSU.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years Nita Chance Keene: two children, Kay Randolph (Phil), Kathy Blansett (Eddie); two grandchildren, Matthew Keene Randolph (Blanca), Bo Darrin Lee Blansett (Stacey); four great-grandchildren, Lilly and Daisie Blansett and Eli and Evan Patrick; honorary family members Emily and Eva Viera, Houston Cohea, and Allie, Richard and Robin Knowles; special friends Brenda Ballard, Don and Avon Clemmons, Ray and Lynda Dinwiddie and Mike and Pat Piercey.

Mr. Keene worked for State Farm Insurance Company for 42 years. He was a dedicated minister for the churches of Christ for 54 years. He served as a beloved associate minister of Highland Heights Church of Christ for 40 years.

A very special thank you to the rehab unit at Adams Place for their wonderful care, compassion and kindness.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 6, at Highland Heights church of Christ in Lebanon, TN. Visitation is from 9:00 to 11:00 with the service at 11:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brazil Children’s Home or India Missions, c/o Highland Heights Church of Christ, 510 N Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, TN 37087.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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