85, resident of Indianapolis, went to meet his Savior on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Born January 28, 1928, he was the son of Elbert and Bonnie McKee of Sandborn, Indiana.
Mr. McKee was a veteran of the United States Army, World War II. He attended George Washington High School.
Gene retired from Ellis Construction. He was appointed to the Contractors Licensing Board, and served for 3 years under Mayor Hudnut.
He was a member of Post #500 American Legion, the Masonic Lodge #162 in Bridgeport, Valley of the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine; Royal Order of Jesters, was a member of the Hillbilly Shrine, the Lions Club and was a Kentucky Colonel.
He also served as an aid to several potentates, and was the Chief Executive Aid to Potentate, Charles Griffin in 1998.
He was a member of the dramatic cast and other units and was the president of the reception unit in 1988.
Gene was a Gold Badge/yellow shirt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 29 years; first he began giving tours of the garage area, and for the past several years was supervisor of the media center where he met many wonderful people from around the world.
In 1980 Mr. McKee, along with his wife, Nancy McKee became entrepreneurs of the Corner Deli Restaurant on West Washington Street.
His hobbies were golfing and spending time with family and friends. He was a world traveler and never met a stranger!
He is survived by his bride, Nancy (Stanley) McKee of 34 years and his daughter, Brenda (Wayne) MacPherson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaDonna J. (Lindsey) McKee; his daughter, Darla McKee; and his parents.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced.