ROCKY MOUNT – Harry Lee McKeel, Sr., age 85, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born in Edgecombe County, NC on February 9, 1932, he was the son of the late William Fredrick McKeel and Frances Ginn McKeel. He was also preceded in death by his son, Harry Lee McKeel, Jr.; daughter, Kimberly Ann McKeel; and daughter-in-law, Lucy Mayo McKeel.
Harry was co-owner and operator of Twin County Suzuki-Honda for 28 years. He was known as “Mr. Fix It” in Rocky Mount. Harry’s family was most important to him and he enjoyed spending time with them, especially the memories and friends made at Lake Gaston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Harry leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife of 66 years, Florence Baker McKeel; and son, Bill McKeel of Red Oak. He is also survived by grandchildren, Dee McKeel and wife, Lauren, of Nashville, and Blake McKeel and wife, Natalie, of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Emmie McKeel, Ellie McKeel, and Tripp McKeel; brother, Jimmy Gardner and wife, Sandra, of Richmond, VA; and sister, Nancy Roberson and husband, Carl, of Elizabeth City.
A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Dr. Rob Westlund officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Englewood Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
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