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Guy V. McKee Jr

May 27, 1934 November 14, 2018
Guy V. McKee Jr
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Guy Ventron McKee, Jr., simply known as “Guy Mac,” passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, November 14, just past midnight at his home.

After his birth in Wilmington, his family relocated to Mount Olive and it was here that he became a life-long resident. At the age of 13, left home for Charleston, SC where he attended Porter Military Academy until graduation, at which time he enrolled at East Carolina University. While at ECU, he met who would become his bride, Anise Kelly, a Duplin County girl from the Red Hill Community. After their marriage, he enlisted in the United States Army and attended officer candidate school. For four years, during the 1950’s, he proudly served with distinction as a commissioned officer in various overseas appointments.

The life of “Guy Mac” revolved mainly around his family, his loved for fishing, and his career and community involvements.

Son of the late Guy V. McKee, Sr. and Ida Stuart Benson McKee Hubbard, he was married to Anise Kelly McKee for 53 years until her passing in 2007. He is lovingly survived by a son, Mac McKee of Pine Knoll Shores; a daughter, Kelly McKee Seymour and husband, Buddy Seymour, of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Haley Seymour Vasuki and husband, Vivek Vasuki, and Will Seymour and wife, Ashley Seymour; a great-grandson, Jack Vasuki; and a special niece, Camille Walton Emmer and husband, Mark Emmer, and their children, David and Lauren,of Whispering Pines.

His sister, Mary Stuart McKee Langston Pope and first husband, Bob Langston, known to Guy Mac as a brother, after their passing were greatly missed. He is survived by their children, Bruce Langston and wife, Vera, and son, Andrew; Beth Langston Friar and husband, Steve, and their sons, Craig and Matthew; and Mary Langston Wicker and husband, Wayne, and their son, Wilson and his wife, Cameron; and also surviving are the extended families of his late in-laws, Emmett and Ethel Kelly.

It was a well-known fact that Guy Mac loved the ocean and deep-sea fishing. In 1960 he began an annual boat fishing trip to Florida which included family and many dear friends and fishing buddies. He enjoyed boating, and to him, Cape Lookout was the “prettiest place in the world.” It was in 2001 that he earned his Captain’s license with the United States Coast Guard One to always be in awe of God’s wonderful creation, he loved animals, especially dogs and horses, and the beautiful handiwork of God’s beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Mr. McKee was the president, owner and operator of McKee Oil Company in Mount Olive which was founded by his late father, Guy V. McKee, Sr. Also, he was co-owner of Friendly Mart Food Stores. In past years, Mr. McKee had been secretary-treasurer of the former Lignum Manufacturing Company.

In the Mount Olive community and Wayne County, Mr. McKee served in many various capacities. He was a member of the Mount Olive Masonic Lodge 204 A.F. & A.M., and was a Shriner, had served on the board of directors at Wayne County Memorial Hospital, from a general board seat to becoming chairman of various committees, and was chairman of the board in the mid 1970’s. He was a retired member of Mount Olive Fire Department and had served as chief in past years. He was on the board of directors of Mount Olive Savings and Loan Association, and had served on the local board of Southern Bank and Trust Company. A past member of Mount Olive Jaycees, he was a former member of Mount Olive Development Corporation and the Mount Olive Zoning Board.

As a petroleum distributor, he had held memberships with the N. C. Oil Jobbers Association and the N.C. LP Gas Association.

In the spiritual realm, Mr. McKee was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive where he had reverently worshiped while serving on various committees and boards. In his earlier years, he was coordinator of the church’s youth fellowship.

The life of Mr. Guy McKee will be remembered in a service of worship to be Saturday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive (corner of North Church and East James Streets), with Pastors Michael Binger and Marti Hatch officiating, followed by interment in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Tyndall Funeral Home Friday, November 16, from 4 until 6 p.m., and at the McKee residence at other times. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that gifts in his memory be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 420, Mount Olive, NC 28365, or the Salvation Army, PO Box 264, Goldsboro, NC 27533.

It should be noted that Mr. and Mrs. McKee had an infant son, Earl Stuart McKee, who passed away at birth. Now, together, they are having a grand reunion along with all other family members who are dearly departed.

Guy Mac, a man of quiet and unassuming generosity, was a friend to all. He will be greatly missed for his humble spirit, gentlemanly qualities, and love for family, friends, and community.

The McKee family extends special gratitude to Jackie Wallace for her many years of loving care provided to Mr. and Mrs. McKee and their family. They also wish to thank Margaret P. Anderson for her friendship and care she gave to Guy Mac. Indeed, he was blessed with many special people in his life, and we’ve all been blessed to have had him in ours.

A Tyndall Service.

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