Hollis Leland Keene, age 74, passed away on October 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with amyloidosis.
He was a resident of Baton Rouge, LA and a native of Plant City, FL. He attended Plant City High School and the University of Alabama where he was member of the track and field team. After retiring from his career as a petroleum engineer, he pursued his life’s passion of raising and breeding cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Rev. Luther Barber Keene, brother, LaRue Keene, and sister, Wava Joyce Keene.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Niel Keene, and daughters, Holly Foret and husband Nik, and Shannon Landry and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Sophie Landry, Nicholas Landry, Jackson Foret and Hayes Foret; brothers, LaRoyce Keene (Debby) and Travis Keene (Julie); sisters, Freida Poole, Yolanda Joyner (Richard), Darlene Welch, and Cheryl Ham (Allen), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and all family and friends for their prayers and support.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home on October 13, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with funeral services to follow on October 16, 2021, at Salem Baptist Purity Church in Salem, FL. Visitation will begin at 11:00am followed by the service at noon.
Pallbearers will be LaRoyce Keene, Richard Joyner, Wesley Joyner, Clay Joyner, Marlon Keene, Luke Keene, Freddie Poole, Nik Foret, Kevin Landry and Nicholas Landry.
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