SAN ANGELO Jeff Fleming McKee, 94, passed away on June 4, 2014, in a local care center. He was born on Oct. 2, 1919, in Winfield, Texas to Neva Jo and Gilbert Houston McKee, the youngest of four children. Jeff grew up in Winfield and during his school years excelled in playing basketball and was awarded a basketball scholarship. He married Lurline Williams in 1938, and moved to San Angelo before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was stationed at Pearl Harbor prior to returning stateside to the Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida. He received an honorable discharge in 1945, and returned to San Angelo. He and Lurline had two daughters, Lana and Debra. Jeff was the owner of McKee Paint and Body Shop and Garage for over 50 years. He decided to retire in 2008, at the age of 88. He enjoyed watching Christian programs and sports of all kinds. Jeff was a great fan of The Dallas Cowboys, The Dallas Mavericks and The Texas Rangers. He also enjoyed hunting dove and quail. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents; sister Evelyn McKee; brothers Dean McKee and Cleddie McKee; sisters-in?law Frances McKee and Melana McKee; brother-in-law Jerry Wooten; and his beloved English Bulldog "Tubby." He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gwendolyn McKee, daughters Lana Vaughn Vandiver and husband Bobby and Debra Martin and husband Mark, all of San Angelo; stepdaughter Robin Meyer of Santa Fe, New Mexico; mother-in-law Marjorie Logsdon of Clarksville, Tennessee, father-in-law A.E. "Curly" Wooten of Weatherford; sister-in-law Patricia Rees and her husband Chet; grandsons John Vaughn and wife Leslie of Christoval, Jeff Vaughn and wife Sharon of Houston and John Martin and wife Kim of San Angelo, granddaughter Lisa Smith and husband Brad of Wimberley; great-grandchildren Brittany Schirtzinger, Lindsey Vaughn, Lainey Vaughn, Kylee Martin, Matthew Martin, Brock Smith, Bridge Smith and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his special friends, Ron and Marlene Houdek of Midland and Bob and Judy Hall of San Angelo. The family will receive friends for visitation from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Johnson's Funeral Home. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tommy Richardson officiating. Honorary pallbearers for the service will be Mark Martin, Bobby Vandiver, John Vaughn, Jeff Vaughn, John Martin, Ron Houdek, Bob Hall and R.P. O'Harrow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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Published in GoSanAngelo from June 6 to June 7, 2014