Born Dec. 24, 1986, in Sikeston, Mo., son of James Randy Keown, Jr., and Bertha June Bratcher Sherritze, he was employed at the Daily Dunklin Democrat in Kennett.
On July 11, 2009, in Bernie, Mo., he married Sabrina Lyn Gettings.
Survivors include his wife, Sabrina Keown, of Malden; mother and step-father, Bertha and Mike Sherritze; father and step-mother, Randy and Karen Keown; one brother, Dennie Bratcher; one sister, Clara marie Keown, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Bratcher.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.