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Updated: 05/29/2014 08:00:02AM

Lewis Wade Keen

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Lewis Wade Keen, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla.

Wade was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Arcadia, to Henry Reuben and Bernice Ira Ford Keen.

He was a graduate of DeSoto County High School, Class of 1965. Wade entered the U.S. Army after high school, retiring after 20 years of faithful service. He retired from the DeSoto County School system after 16 years of service. Wade enjoyed boating on the Peace River with his friends, golfing, bowling, playing pool and traveling. He was a member of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and the AMVETS. He was of the Protestant faith.

Wade was loved by his many friends, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by two brothers, Oswald Keen of Port Charlotte, Fla., and brother and friend, Billy Porter of Port Charlotte. Wade was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Christine Keen, in 1970.

Visitation will be conducted from noon until 1 p.m. at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services will follow. Burial will be at Joshua Creek Cemetery, with the DeSoto Honor Guard rendering military honors at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.

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