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Jon Randall Keeney

July 14, 1950 — December 6, 2023

Dumas

 

Jon Randall Keeney, 73 of Dumas passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Beeson Morrison Funeral Directors.

Jon Randall Keeney was born on July 14, 1950, in Dumas to Freda and Mert Keeney, whom he considered the greatest role models ever. He and his sisters, Brenda Keeney DeBons and Lynnette Keeney Ward are part of the 5 generations of Keeney’s on the First Presbyterian membership rolls.

He graduated from Dumas High School in 1968 where he was on the track and golf teams. He attended Texas Tech University majoring in psychology and sociology before joining the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was assigned to 3rd infantry division, “The Old Guard,” providing Honor Guard at state functions in Washington, D.C. including White House Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetery Funerals and sharpshooter on the top of the White House.

After discharge from the Army, he attended several universities on the G.I. Bill obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked for 38 years as a Nuclear Med. Tech and Registered Nurse mostly in Med-Surgery, Oncology, Hospice, and Psychiatry.

Randy was retired and living in Sunday Canyon at Palo Duro Canyon, which he considered one of the most peaceful places in the world. Randy loved hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, pottery and restoring older cars.  He was currently working on a 1929 chevy.  Helping Mert at the farm was his most enjoyable activity.

He strived to be the best Christian possible and was a believer in Random Acts of Kindness.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Freda Keeney; niece: Angelique DeBons.

Jon is survived by his father; Mert Keeney; sisters: Brenda Debons and husband Mike, Lynnette Ward and husband Gary; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

The family suggests with gratitude that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Dumas, BSA Hospice of the Southwest or to the donor’s charity of choice.
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