Pastor Jimmy C. McKee, 80, Stevens, Korea vet, Ephrata Bible Church minister, animal lover

By on February 10, 2016

Pastor Jimmy C. McKee, 80, of Stevens, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Clinton, Ala., to the late Dewey and Hazel (Murphy) McKee; and was the husband of Reba H. (Kochel) McKee.

Jimmy was a pastor at the Ephrata Bible Church for 10 years. He served in the Korean War in the Marines as an MP and also served in the Coast Guard. He loved his dogs Sparky and Sidney, was an animal lover, liked feeding birds and gardening.

In addition to his wife, Pastor Jimmy is survived by five children; four stepchildren; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and a brother: Dewey McKee of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services were held Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Ephrata Bible Chapel, Ephrata. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Pastor Jimmy’s memory may be made to the Ephrata Bible Chapel, 225 Cherry St., Ephrata, PA 17522; or the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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