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Douglas Stacey Keener, Sr.

December 1, 1948 ~ March 26, 2019 (age 70)

Dateline:  Franklin, NC

Douglas Stacey Keener, 70, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  He was the son of Virgie Leo Keener of Highlands, NC and the late Henry Brownlow Keener.  Mr. Keener was a US Army Veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam.  He was a builder in the construction business.  He loved the outdoors,  fishing, gardening, wood working, and he liked to restore cars. Mr. Keener was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Beverly Keener, of Franklin, NC; daughter, Judy Keener (Dominic) of Franklin, NC; sons, Douglas Stacey Keener, Jr. (Lisa) of Franklin, NC and Jason Johnson of Highlands, NC; five granddaughters, four great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Caroline Winn (Terry) of Georgia and Marylee Simmons (Randal) of Highlands, NC; half sisters, Melba Egan of Wilmington, Delaware and Olive Todd of High Point, NC; and a brother, Grady Keener (Bev) of Arizona.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held later in the spring. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC  28731 or to Hospice House Foundation of WNC, 272 Maple Street, Franklin, NC  28734.

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Keener family.  Online condolences may be made at

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