On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Tommy Keown, loving husband and father of three sons, passed away at the age of 72. He passed peacefully at home with family by his side after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Tommy was born on August 6, 1949, in Owensboro, KY to Tom and Vivian Keown. He graduated Hancock County High School, attended Western Kentucky University and served honorably in the U.S. Army. On May 25, 1972, he married Debbie Adkins. They raised three sons, Mike, Greg and Brad.
Tommy was employed at Century Aluminum in Hawesville for 37 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed working on his farm, watching ballgames, traveling and spending time with his family. His more than 25 years of work and service to the local baseball programs earned him the distinguished honor of Tommy Keown Field at Vastwood Park. Tommy was a proud husband, father and grandfather. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, work ethic and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was the best dad a son could have.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Vivian Keown. He is survived by his wife Debbie, his three sons Mike (Lucinda) Keown of Peninsula, OH, Greg (Lindsey) Keown of Prospect, KY and Brad (Jenae) Keown of Lewisport, KY. Grandchildren Preslee, Kade, Kendra, Kolby, Drake, Avery, Emerson, Reece and Rowan. Sister Cheryl (Denny) Wroe, nephew Dwayne (Tina) Wroe and niece Renae Pierrard.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be sent to Norton Cancer Institute, https://nortonhealthcare.com/ways-to-help/online-donations/ (specify, Norton Cancer Institute) or Hospice of Western Kentucky, www.hospiceofwky.org/donate.
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