February 28, 1943 - July 4, 2021
Keene, Lester Ray 1943-2021 Lester Ray Keene, age 78, departed this earth on Sunday, July 4, 2021.Born on February 28, 1943 in Coffeyville, Kansas he is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Sadie Keene, brother Bobbie and sisters Joann (Don) Skidgel, Janet(Connie) Hall, son Ricky Ray and son-in-law Mathew Murphy. He is survived by the love of his life and best friend Betty, his sons Robert and David Riggs and daughters Vickie (Matt) Hurt and Lisa Murphy, beloved grandchildren (9), great grandchildren (11) with another on the way and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was the founder of Keene Plumbing and raised a family in Caney, Kansas until he moved to Glenpool, Oklahoma to grow a successful commercial plumbing business in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had a passion for living life to the fullest. He especially loved car racing. Spending many nights and weekends on the racetrack, Lester was known for his fun-loving spirit and hard work ethic. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. His favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, and he was known for epic trips to the firework stands. Roman candle wars ...............(kids don't try it), mortar explosions and traveling to another state for bottle rockets while heading to the races. The Fourth of July will forever be a special memorial of our dad, his Independence Day to go home with the Lord. It's hard to believe the day has come to say goodbye but maybe we should say until we meet again. We will always remember a famous quote from our dad,"the key is to remain calm at all times." Today we will try our best. Graveside services will be held 1 PM Monday, July12, 2021 at Sunnyside Cemetery, 408 North Hooker Street, Caney, Kansas under the direction of Serenity Funerals and Cremation, 4170 E. Admiral Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma with a celebration of life to follow at the Caney Rec Center, 403 E. 1st Ave., Caney, Kansas. All are welcome to attend and share memories.
Keene, Lester Ray 1943-2021 Lester Ray Keene, age 78, departed this earth on Sunday, July 4, 2021.Born on February 28, 1943 in Coffeyville, Kansas he is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Sadie Keene, brother Bobbie and sisters Joann... View Obituary & Service Information
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