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Keenan W Borland

December 30, 1945 — November 4, 2023

Shreveport

 

Keenan Wayne Borland, born on December 30, 1945, in Shreveport, LA, passed away on November 4, 2023, at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home located in Bossier City, Louisiana. 

Keenan was his birth name, but most knew him by Ken.  He also answered to Dad, Papaw, and Grumpy to name a few, but anything his wife Connie called him was what he cherished the most.  His favorite name for her was Darlin'.  He met Connie in 1983, while she was selling insurance.  They were married the following year and celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary this past June.

Ken's career was centered around the grocery industry.  He began at the Weingarten's Grocery off Jewella and Greenwood Rd., in Shreveport when he was 14 years old.  His last 20 years in the business was with Brookshire's, and he retired from there in December 2019.  If you went in a store looking for Ken, you could always hear him whistling before you ever set eyes on him.  He loved helping the customers! 

Ken certainly believed in God, family, and country and lived to serve all three.  His most recent church home was Northwoods Baptist Church where he served as Deacon for 10 of the 17 years he was a member.  Ken and Connie were active choir members and served on as many committees as needed.  Ken was always there to welcome visitors with a smile and a hand shake.  He believed in family and he had the numbers to prove it.  He and Connie had a blended family that included eight children, and 39 grand and great grandchildren.  He loved spending time with family and friends while camping and fishing, and anytime they gathered for the holidays.  Ken joined the United States Army after graduating from Fair Park High School in 1963 and served his country proudly for 10 years.  He was an E-7, Sergeant First Class. He served overseas on Check Point Charlie at the Berlin Wall in Germany and in Korea during that conflict.  His last duty station was Fort Polk, LA.  Serving in the community was also a large part of who he was.  He was a volunteer fireman with the Lakeview Fire Department for many years and served on the board of the Lakeview Water and Sewer District as well. 

One thing is for sure - Ken had a sense of humor and a willing spirit.  He would dress up for any skit, play, or church function that Connie asked him to participate in.  He never thought twice about it.  He also looked forward to every Tuesday night where he and Connie would gather with their card playing crew; Robert and Donna Pennington, Frances Owens and Lawrence Lea, and Calvin and Glenna Macy.  Late nights, good food, great fellowship, and lots of laughs were always on the agenda for the evening.

Ken was proceeded in death by his loving son, Keenan Wayne Borland, Jr. and his grandson, Taylor Grant Loyd.  He is survived by his wife Connie, daughter Angela Pinter and husband Rob of Union, MS, daughter Jacqueline "Sissy" Borland of Berlin, Germany, son Kris Pietz and wife Nikki of Shreveport, LA, daughter Terri Cole and husband Larry of Bivins, TX, daughter Dawn Farnell of Shreveport, LA, son Rich Pietz of Sturgeon Lake, MN, and son Brad Pietz and wife Peggy from Ruston, LA, 39 grand and great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and outlaws.

Many thanks to the staff at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home for the kindness and care they showed Ken and the entire family as they navigated the ups and downs of Alzheimer's.

A Memorial and Honors Service, to salute a life well lived, will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 (Veterans Day) at 2:00 pm at Boone Funeral Home located at 2156 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111.

 

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Saturday, November 11, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Boone Funeral Home and Crematory

2156 Airline Drive, Bossier, LA 71111

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