William Glenn McKee, 82, died peacefully on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Coatesville VA Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Langeloth, Pa., 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 TV, especially the Steelers, doing word puzzles, and sitting with his pets.
Mr. McKee 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 the American Legion, Post 175, in Washington, Pa.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 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, 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 one brother, Harry "Mouse" McKee of Washington, Pa.
Mr. McKee was preceded in death by a son, William Douglas McKee; one grandson, Brian E. Pluck; five sisters; and seven brothers.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment will be held in the Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wilde Funeral Home at the above address to help offset the cost of the funeral.
Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.