Larry McKeen

Apr 16, 2019

Swanville — Larry McKeen, 64, of Swanville died Saturday April 6, 2019, at home surrounded by friends and family singing him toward Heaven’s gates.

Larry was born to Raymond and Eva McKeen. He was predeceased by his older brother, Keith McKeen.

Larry is survived by his wife, Diana McKeen; his daughter Amber Hamblet and her husband Nathan; his two grandchildren Addisyn and Kylee Hamblet; his sisters Donna Fenton and Debra Johnson; as well as much-loved brothers- and sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Larry spent his lifetime working hard and helping those in need. He worked at the Bucksport paper mill for 25 years before retiring. Larry often gave to several local churches and offered groceries, gas and even room in his home. so that others felt cared for, safe, and could see the love of God firsthand. Larry was a faith-filled man, always ready to talk about God or local sports.

Larry himself held athletic records for many years at Searsport High School. He could be often be spotted throughout the state cheering on nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, children and grandchildren of his own, as well as those of his friends. Larry often included career highlights of his family’s sports careers into everyday conversations, and his eyes sparkled with pride each time.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at Brooks Pentecostal Church. There will be a separate committal service in June at Thorndike Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Larry McKeen Scholarship Fund, established to help students thrive and have the ability to participate in vocational classes, music lessons, expanded field trip opportunities and much more. Checks may be made out to Brooks Pentecostal Church.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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