Cecil William Keener of Commerce died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Eastwood Manor Nursing Center in Commerce. He was 77.

Mr. Keener was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Mountain Park to Charley Walter and Sadie Hildreth (Viles) Keener. He lived in the Miami area for the past 15 years, moving from Sullivan, Mo.

He retired from Wal-Mart. He was a member of First Baptist Church in North Miami.

He married Edith Mason in 1966 in Miami. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one stepson, George Trask of Trenton, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Mary Downing of Commerce and Dorothy Rivet of Sullivan, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami with Don Diveley officiating.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.