Joseph E. McKee
May 13, 1928-March 16, 2013
Joseph E. McKee, 84, of Farmington NM formerly from Buckeye AZ, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Farmington NM. He was born May 13, 1928 in Knightstown, Ind. to Ora Joseph and Charity Bell Butler McKee.
He was in the US Army during Korean Conflict served time in Tulle, France as head cook of the Mess Hall.
Joseph worked 18 years for International Harvester, O.S. Stapley's, El Paso Natural Gas Co. in 1978. Retired from El Paso Natural Gas in 1986 and for Childhaven for five years. He retired in 1991.
His hobbies included, hunting, fishing, trapping, playing guitar and singing.
He loved the Lord and was baptized at 17 years old.
Joseph was preceded in death by son-in-law, Richard Martinelli; parents; two brothers; four sisters and granddaughter, Angela Martinelli Warner.
He is survived by wife, Novella McKee; son-in-law, Eddie Skaggs; daughters, Gloria Skaggs, Cindey Martinelli and Cherrie Shaw; sister, Irene McKee Dubrul; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service & burial was on Saturday March 23, in Farmington, NM
Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Joshua Shaw, Stephen Martinelli, Trevor Skaggs, Todd Skaggs, Justin Skaggs, Alisha Martinelli and Jeremy Shaw.