Gayle McKee, 82, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 5:00 P.M., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, Illinois.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. McKee was born October 7, 1934 in Mansfield, Illinois, a son of, Frank and Pauline Smock McKee Sr. He married Patricia Joan “Pat” Cheser on May 15, 1965 in Monticello, Illinois. She passed away, February 19, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Martin G. McKee of Chicago, IL and Matthew C. (Amanda) McKee of Florissant, MO; one brother, Frank McKee Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL; and one sister, Marilyn (Robert) Harvey of Urbana, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert, Harold, and Donald McKee.
Gayle served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1958 and was stationed in Germany.
He worked for Clifford & Jacobs Forging Company, Champaign, Illinois for 38 years.