James Weslie Keenum II (Wes) 46, of Madison, Alabama, completed his Earthly journey on December 20, 2020. He was born March 24, 1974 to Donnie and Betty Weaks Keenum. Wes spent most of his days with his second family at H&R Agri-power in Tanner, AL, which was his saving grace after moving from Mississippi because it was his little piece of home. He loved to travel back to Mississippi to the “flat land” to see his family and friends around him to enjoy watching a beautiful Delta sunset. He would always roll the windows down when he hit the Delta and say “do you smell that dirt”?
A trip to Mississippi was never complete without driving through the campus of Ole Miss just to reminisce on the years of tailgating memories. He loved sports but most of all baseball. He loved teaching and coaching many young boys, including his own son, not only the game of baseball and sportsmanship but how to apply the same rules to life and how to be a better man. Wes didn’t always have a lot to say but those that knew him well know that he was famous for his sayings that were usually just “one liners”. Sometimes they didn’t make sense to everyone but those sayings did make you stop and think about what he said. If Wes loved you, he loved hard as he had a big heart filled with so much love for his people.
The most important love he had was the love for his Heavenly Father. Wes and his family found a church home at First Baptist Church Madison where he served as an active Deacon and was very active in working with the youth, which was his passion because he felt the youth were the future leaders of our church.
He is proceeded in death by his grandparent’s AC and Kate Weaks, James Weslie and Vera Everett Keenum and his mother Betty Weaks Keenum.
He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Lori Long Keenum, his son James Ryan Keenum and his daughter Anabelle Cate Keenum all of Madison, AL. His father Donnie Keenum of Charleston, MS and a host of friends to cherish his memory.
In lieu of flowers, please send monetary donations to Make A Wish Alabama in Memory of Wes Keenum https://secure2.wish.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=donate_today&chid=059-000
Funeral arrangements are:
Wednesday December 23, 2020
Visitation at 11-12 with funeral to follow at
Legacy Chapel Funeral Home
16 Hughes Rd
Madison AL 35758
Burial at Huntsville Memory Garden
6810 US72 Huntsville, AL 35806
Sunday, December 27, 2020 visitation at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home @ 1pm