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Raymond McKee, 81, of Big Spring passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters and the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Raymond was born June 6, 1932, in Howard County to Veda Mae (Walker) and Lewis McKee. He had been a lifetime resident of Howard County except for 20 years in Salado, where he owned Cowboys Bar BQ. He served in the National Guard. He had worked at Smith & Coleman Oil Company, Pollard Chevrolet and Farris Pontiac. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
He is survived four daughters: Verlinda Phillips and husband Stanley and Rhonda Hayes, Brenda Canady and husband Clifton of Big Spring and Terra Lawrence and husband James of Tyler; two sons: Rance McKee and wife Cindy of Belton and Preston McKee and wife Gloria of Hobbs, NM; seven sisters: Rachel Shaffer and Neva Shaffer, both of Big Spring, Mary Eggleston of Midland, Sue Whitaker of San Angelo, Karen Murphy and husband John of Odessa, Jennie Shaw and husband Ronald of Smyer and Delores Andrews and husband Ray of Odessa; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Lewis and Veda McKee; one sister: Frances Thomas; a grandson: and a son-in-law: Dr. Robert Hayes.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com