Wayman Lee Keen

Wayman Lee Keen met with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, Texas, with Rev. Roy Dillard officiating.

Burial was held in the Keen Cemetery near Rockdale.

Wayman was born Dec. 10, 1940, to Lee Crim Keen and Jessie Raye Diver Keen.

Wayman served 30 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring on Oct. 6, 1988, as a master chief. After retiring from the Navy, he continued to work for the Navy as a civilian contractor with Lockheed and Grumman and later for the railroad. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending the Milano Jamboree. He also enjoyed riding the pasture on his Kubota with his two dogs, Baby and Pumkin, checking on his cattle. His last years were spent raising cattle and gardening in his beloved Milam County.

He is predeceased by his father, Lee Crim Keen; his mother, Jessie Raye Diver Keen; his beloved wife of 29 years, Diana Gail (McNiel) Keen; and his brother, Nolan Ray Keen.

Wayman is survived by his sons, David Lee Keen and wife Barbara of Kennewick, and Danny Allen Keen and wife Tina of Aransas Pass; daughter Shawnee Keen McAlister and husband Larry of Beeville; grandchildren Janell Leigh Sproles and husband Tyler of San Marcos, Jesse Lee Keen and wife Kim of Kennewick, Daneille Keen Jones and husband Tommy of Corpus Christi, Nichlos Jordan Keen Hernandez of Beeville, Danny Allen Keen, Jr. of Aransas Pass and Diana Rose Keen of Kennewick; great-grandchild Blaiklei Alizabeth Jones; and Wayman’s special friend, Judy Westbrook York of Rockdale.

Pallbearers were Nichlos Jordan Keen Hernandez, Jesse Lee Keen, Tyler Sproles, Tommy Jones, Danny Allen Keen, Jr. and Levi Keen. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Diver and Harold Butler.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Milano United Methodist Church, c/o Carol Newman, 400 North Milam, Milano, Texas 76556.