Kenneth J. Keeley, 86, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Michael J. and Ellen [Crossan] Keeley and had lived in Jacksonville for the past 10 years. Ken was a loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years. Mr. Ken was also a renowned artist who loved to paint photorealist art work. Kenneth is preceded in death by his first wife Helen Keeley, his sister, Joan; and his sons, Kevin and Craig Keeley.
Survivors include his caring wife of 18 years, Grace A. Keeley of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Ellen M. Chacon (Rudy) of Ashville, NC; brothers, MIchael Keeley (Sandy) of Sioux Falls, SD, Danny Keeley (Rose) of Texas, and John Walde of New York; sister, Maureen LaMantia (Ronald) of Dix Hills, NY; grandchildren, Rudy, Jacob, Sebastian, Brittany, Emily, Lauren, Christopher, Tommy, Timothy, T.J., Noah, Brooke, Caleb, Corbin, and Kori; step son, Joel Catz (Trishalee) two step daughters, Terri and Beth (James)
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 pm, on Monday, August, 10, 2020 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with the family will be held that morning at Cedar Bay Funeral Home from 10:00 am until 11:45 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.
Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, Florida. 32218.
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