Kevin Richard “Rick” Keene, 52, of Palatka, passed from this life unexpectedly on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Marion County. Born and raised in Palatka, he was a 1983 graduate of Palatka High School. Rick graduated from Santa Fe Community College as a nuclear med technician and had worked as a nuclear medicine technician at Munroe Regional and Ocala Regional Medical Centers while residing in Marion County. He also had worked at Advanced Imaging and with Bittings Pharmacy in Ocala. In his leisure time, Rick enjoyed biking, shooting his guns, golf and going to the beach.
He was preceded in death by his, grandmother, Wilma Rumbold, aunts and uncles, Linda Kimbro and Faye Barnard and Marvin and Lewis Kimbro and his step-father, Richard Bobbitt.
Rick is survived by a daughter, Alyson Keene of Belleview and her mother, Leslie Staples Keene of Gray GA, his mother, Louise Vergara of Palatka, his father, James E. Keene of Chattanooga, TN, a sister, Terri Lloyd (Mike) of Hollister, 2 nieces, Breanne Lloyd and Brooke Lloyd, an aunt, Lois White of Palatka and cousins, Debi Smith (Pete), Lori Ewing (Jack), Mike Kimbro (Heidi), Kristi Price and Scott Price and other extended family.
Memorial services celebrating Rick’s life will be at 6:00 P.M. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Rev. John Cameron officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:30 P.M. until the services at 6:00 P.M.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Rick’s Book of Memories page at www.Johnson-Overturffunerals.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.