James David McKee

December 7, 1942 - December 14, 2010
James David McKee

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James D. McKee, 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Saluda, NC, Tuesday morning, December 14, 2010.

Born in Anderson County, SC, he was the son of the late Jesse Logan McKee and Carrie Gibson McKee.

Jim received his degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University. Before retiring to Saluda in 2008, he had lived in Florence, Alabama for 43 years. He was employed by Reynolds Metals for 18 years and was the owner/operator of Alabama Electric Motor Service for 25 years.

He was a member of Saluda United Methodist Church. While living in Florence, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Edna Huntsinger McKee of Saluda, NC; his children, David McKee and wife, Judy, of Plainville, MA, and Betsy Dixon and husband, Chris, of Arden, NC; his brother, Richard McKee and wife, Holly, of Tryon, NC; and grandchildren, Brigid and Chloe McKee of Plainville, MA, Caroline McKee of Cincinnati, OH, and Logan Dixon of Arden, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Saluda United Methodist Church. The Reverend Rob Parsons will officiate. Burial will be private. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, for the wonderful care Jim received from their hospice staff.


Saturday, December 18, 2010
12:00 AM

Saluda United Methodist Church - Directions
132 Greenville Street
Saluda, NC 28773

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  • December 17, 2010
    Katrenia Kimbrell Porter says:
    Edna, David and Betsy, I have many fond memories of spending time with all of you when I was growing up. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • December 16, 2010
    Don Elliott says:
    David, sorry to here about the loss of your Dad. Declores

  • December 16, 2010
    Nathan McKee says:
    Jim provided some of the fondest memories of my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  • December 16, 2010
    Sue, Tom and Tommy Heaney says:
    Hello Edna and Family We were so saddened to hear that Jim had passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy had said many times how kind and caring Jim was, and we witnessed that on the several occasions we were together. Please accept our condolences, Sue, Tom & Tommy

  • December 17, 2010
    Greg and Susie Glos says:
    Jim was a Life Member of Mid South Live Steamers who truly loved our hobby. He was a good friend who will be genuinely missed.