William Lewis McKee

May 25, 1928August 24, 2014

William “Bill” L. McKee of Denison, TX passed away Sunday August 24, 2014.Bill served twenty years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Perrin Air Force Base after one tour in Vietnam. He worked at Wal-Mart for fifteen years. Bill was born May 25, 1928 to Samuel C. and Grace McKee in Memphis, TN.

Bill is survived by two daughters, Ann Steward and husband Terry, Kathy Gray and husband David. Bill had five grandchildren and, nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Thomas L. McKee of Phoenix, AZ, Clayton E. McKee and spouse Betty of Rippley, MS, and Sister Patricia A. Hubbard and husband Roy of Bartlet, TN and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill loved to Crappie fish and spending time at the lake.

Graveside services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday August 26, 2014 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park.

Pall bearers will be Grandsons Terry Joe Steward Jr., David Gray Jr., Joshua Steward, Christopher Gray, Travis Lee Steward, and Great-Grandson Tanner McDonald.

Special thanks to all Bill’s doctor, and staff at Clyde W. Cosper. Services are under the Direction of Bratcher Funeral Home with interment at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. RIP.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 26, 2014

William Lewis McKee

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August 29, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I always liked him. He made me laugh when I really didn't want to. This place will be a little sadder without him. I hope I can hold a candle to him in my old age. He sure could dance.

Debby Mckee Pate

August 27, 2014

Uncle Bill, I love you and will miss you. Ann and Kathy, I hope you find peace.

Terry Steward

August 26, 2014

I just wanted to share a few more moments we had with Bill, my father in law.
Bill and I worked on literary hundreds of mopeds, repaired and fixed them in his lawn mower shop in the early 80''s.
Bill would let me use his tools anytime, but you better put EVERYTHING back where he had them.
I caught a lot of crappie with Bill, Flowing Wells and Hargerman refuge both great spots for crappie.
Every Christmas tree ended up as brush piles in the lake for fishing spots. I watched the USA do you believe in Miracles game at Bills.
Christmas times, 4th of Judy's our children's birthdays.
I put Yankees lead sledge car's water pump back together at Bills house. Often listened to him fuss about the lights at the baseball fields across from his back yard.
39 years of memories, way too many to cover, but these are just a few.
Wild Bill we will miss you.

clayton and betty mckee

August 26, 2014

We will always remember you with love

Glenda McKee

August 25, 2014

I light this candle in your memory. You are now reunited with other family member. Oh, what a homecoming you have. You are now at peace. I love you Uncle Bill. We have stayed in touch with each other throughout the years. I always looked forward to hearing your voice and the wonderful stories you shared with me. Your dancing, boating and oh yeah fast cars. I will truly miss you. I wish i could be with the family but i can't make the trip but know you will always be in my heart. My condolences go out to Ann and Cathy and the grandchildren.

Terry Steward

August 24, 2014

For my wife of 39 years, I share your loss as I knew Bill for more than 39 years. Ann, you have been the best wife, mother of our children and my best friend.
I love you with all my heart, forever,
your husband, Terry Joe.
I have been blessed to have you!
May your father rest the eternal rest he has earned, amen.