Brother Bill McKee formerly of Petrolia

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Brother William “Bill” McKee, 80, passed away June 14, 2014 in Wichita Falls.

Bro. Bill McKee

Bro. Bill McKee

Services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 at the First Baptist Church of Lakeside City with Pastor Tommy Bragg officiating. Burial will be in the Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

Bro. McKee was born  Nov. 24, 1933 in Clay County to Joshua and Dink McKee. He graduated from Petrolia High School in 1951. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955 from Midwestern State University. He pastored at Mankins Baptist Church beginning in 1954. He married Peggy Louise Turner of Holliday on Sept. 27. During the following years he pastored Baptist churches while going to school at Southwest Baptist Seminary of Fort Worth. He received his Master of Divinity Degree in 1965.

He loved to serve in the smaller churches and when he had to be bi-vocational he would teach school for financial support. Some of the churches he pastored in this are were First Baptist Church of Mankins, First Baptist Church of Dean (on two separate occasions), First Baptist Church of Stinnett, First Baptist Church of Petrolia and Trinity Baptist Church of Mangum.

He is preceded in death by brothers W. Dennis McKee, Marion Joshua McKee Jr., Marvin Gene McKee and Allen Thomas McKee.

Survivors incude his wife, Peggy McKee; one son, David McKee and wife Elsie; one daughter, Martha Wolsch and husband Eddie; one brother, Willie McKee and wife Patricia; three sisters, LaVina Rice, Frances Brumbelow, Joyce Short and husband Jack; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.

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