William Glenn McKee, 82, died peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, surrounded by his family.
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He was born in Langeloth to Peter T. and Mary E. Smith McKee.
Mr. McKee was the husband of Patricia Groce McKee, having just celebrated 60 years of marriage in December, 2013.
After the death of his parents, Mr. McKee moved to Coatesville with his sister. He was the first of 14 siblings to graduate from high school, graduating in 1950 from S. Horace Scott High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean conflict. He served aboard the William T. Powell DE 213.
Mr. McKee was employed by G.O. Carlson Stainless Steel as a truck driver and then in the storeroom until his retirement in 1996 after 40 years. Following retirement, he enjoyed watching television, especially the Steelers, doing word puzzles and sitting with his pets.
He was a volunteer firefighter, serving on the board of directors, as well as a life member of the West End Fire Company of Coatesville, and was a previous member of American Legion Post 175, Washington.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his daughters, Catherine McKee, with whom he lived for the past five years, and Judith, wife of Joseph Killian; daughter-in-law Bonnie; three grandchildren, Christopher Pluck and wife Kristee of Parkesburg, Amanda Lynne McKee of Morgantown, W.Va., and Todd McKee Reese of Coatesville; seven great-grandchildren, Sierra Myers, Christopher Pluck Jr., Savannah Jo Pluck, Karson Skowood, Kaydence Renee, Sophie Baron and Camaro Lynne DeHaven; and a brother, Harry "Mouse" McKee of Washington.
Deceased are a son, William Douglas McKee; a grandson, Brian E. Pluck; five sisters; and seven brothers.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, March 21, in Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main Street, Parkersburg. Interment will be held at the Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery, Coatesville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilde Funeral Home to help offset the cost the funeral. Condolences may be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.
Published in Observer-Reporter on Mar. 18, 2014