He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Della Mae Jordan McKheean; brother Carl McKheean; and a sister, Betty Joyce McKheean Peel.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sally McKheean, three sons: Robert McKheean and Wayne McKheean, both of Athens and Steve McKheean of Englewood; three daughters: Debbie McLawhorn of Athens, Mary Chrisman of Englewood and Karen Hughes of Athens; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Harris officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery with military honors.
Daniel McKheean, Robbie McKheean, Logan McKheean, Josh Hughes, Justin Howard, and Travis Webb will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Ratlidge, John L. Dills, Jimmy Martin and Chris McLawhorn.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the McKheean family guest book and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com.
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.