KEENER - RAdm Bruce Keener III, 78, collapsed last Monday, and passed away early Sunday morning, 17 November. He was born 6 November 1924 in Knoxville, Tennessee. His Navy career began with his enlistment in 1943 and service in the Pacific. Soon after he was accepted at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, graduating in 1947 to serve with distinction in two further wars, through several surface warfare commands. Twenty years ago, on retiring from the Navy and his last posting as the Director of the Military Sealift Command, Bruce retired with his wife Kay to Ponte Vedra Beach. Bruce is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kay, their children Kathy Lafferty (Farifax, VA) and Bruce Chip Keener IV (Houston, TX), and four grandchildren, Bruk, Trevor, Kathryn and Brendan. Services will be held 1100 Friday morning, 22 November at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. The family will receive friends following the service in the parish hall. Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or the Jacksonville Humane Society at 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216. HARDAGEGIDDENS BEACHES CHAPEL.