William “Bill” Thomas Keenan, Jr. age 69 of Hampstead passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Bill was born in New York December 11, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents William Thomas Keenan, Sr. and Catherine Elizabeth Conner Keenan.
Bill was a proudly decorated US Army combat veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was a Purple Heart recipient, Bronze Star recipient, and received the Combat Infantry Badge and Air Medal for his service.
Bill was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Hampstead and was a retired professional sales representative. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had many great qualities including being very loyal to his family and friends, patriotic, always there for those in need, boldly faced all challenges, and a man of his word. He enjoyed boating, collecting guns, cooking, and was known as a “Grill Master”.
Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years Rosemary Keenan; brother Thomas Bernard Keenan and wife Sandra of Jacksonville, NC; children: Aimee Keenan of Fuquay-Varina, Ryan Keenan of Garner, Christopher and wife Holley Keenan of Garner, David and wife Ashley Keenan of Hampstead; grandchildren Lauren Barone, Savannah Barone, Olivia Barone, Chandler Keenan, Hayden Keenan and Isla Keenan. Additionally, he was expecting two more grandchildren and a great grandchild.
A memorial mass will be held 11 am Monday, April 9, 2018 at All Saints Catholic Church in Hampstead followed by services and interment at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.
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