Like what you see? Join Insider on Nov. 30 for our best deal on an annual membership ever: $19.99 and we give you a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card (while supplies last).
WCPO Insider is a membership bringing you closer to the city you love. As an Insider you receive rewards, stories and access to new experiences across your community.
Keith Shea Jr.
A Northern Kentucky family is mourning the loss of their hero.
There's more to the story when you become an Insider. WCPO Insider's membership is an additional benefit on top of everything you can get for free on WCPO.com. We created an entire digital organization dedicated to bringing you exclusive access to in-depth stories that you can’t get anywhere else, handpicked events, and incredible savings on things you love to do. To find out more click here.
FLORENCE, Ky. – A Northern Kentucky family is mourning the loss of their hero.
Staff. Sgt. Keith Shea Jr. died Monday at Fort Bragg, a large U.S. Army installation in Cumberland, Harnett and Moore counties in North Carolina. The cause of his death was not released. The 26-year-old was a member of the Army Airborne and attending Special Forces School. He was also an infantry member who served two tours of duty, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
She was a 2006 graduate of Boone County High School in Florence, Ky., where he played baseball and was center on the football team. Shea’s family says he will be remembered for “his contagious smile, his carefree personality and his willingness to always help others.”
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home, 75000 U.S. Route 42 in Florence, Ky. Shea will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Yellow Ribbon Foundation, 8170 Corporate Park Dr., #145, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242. Online condolences may be made at www.stithfuneralhomes.com .