Kenneth Alvin (Big Al) Keener, Jr.
Kenneth Alvin (Big Al) Keener, Jr., age 58, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. He was an employee of ALCOA Aluminum Company with 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by parents, Kenneth A. Keener, Sr. and Jo Ann Keener; and stepmother, Mae Ownby Keener. He is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Curtis Suffridge and Kathy and Chuck Sexton. He was a loving husband to Susan Keener; and a gassy dad to six amazing children; and in-laws David and Tricia Meade, Chris and Alisha Keener, Tim and Chloe Keener, Kenny and Erika Keener, Phillip and Joanna Diaz, and Andre and Jennifer Phillips. He was a very proud Papaw to Austin, McKaleigh, Owen, Alexis, Jocilyn, Corbin, Kamryn, Kolby, Hayden and Kambell. He was an avid Maryville Rebel football fan, often turning down overtime on Friday nights so that he would not miss a game. Row 16 at Shields Stadium will never be the same … Go Rebels! The first receiving of friends will be Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 5–7 p.m. at Second United Methodist Church, 1524 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921, with service immediately following with Rev. Gary Baker officiating. A second receiving of friends will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 6–8 p.m. at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, 220 West Broadway, in downtown Maryville. On Saturday, March 2, 2013, we will gather at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m. for a procession to Sherwood Memorial Cemetery on Alcoa Highway for a 1 p.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Maryville High School Quarterback Club, 825 Lawrence Ave., Maryville, TN 37803. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, 982-6812, http://www.mccammonammonsclick.com