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Ben R. McKee

May 29, 1942 — November 4, 2020

Pastor Ben R. McKee (CW4 Ret.) of Elba passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was 78 year old.

Ben was born May 29, 1942 to the late Edgar and Grangia McKee.

He was a poultry and cattle farmer, an athletic official and an Alabama GOP representative. He was a pastor for over 19 years at First United Methodist Church of New Brockton and taught at the Warrant Office Career College at Fort Rucker while pastoring.

Ben served over 27 years in the U.S. Army, receiving a Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters among numerous other military awards. He received the Eagle Rising Award for his continued service for his country after retirement.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Gari Sue Smith; son, Ben L. McKee; son, Cecil “Scooter”; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Laura McKee; brother and sister-in-law, Swive and Louise McKee; sister-in-law, Sylvia McKee; and brother-in-law, Jim Kunard.

Survivors include his wife of over 36 years, Martha McKee; sons, Carl Lee Price of Clio, AL and Gary T. Price (Gina) of Enterprise, AL; brothers, Dutch McKee (Martha) and Max McKee both of Oklahoma City, OK; sister, Pat Kunard of Tecumseh, OK; daughter-in-law, Penny Gregory; grandchildren: Samantha Sheppard (Ryan), John Price, Ethan Price (Lindsey), Carlee Price, Ashley McKee, Amanda Bray (Johnathan), Kylan, Zeke, Destiny, Wyatt, Crystal and Chris; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Sorrell’s Funeral Home in Enterprise, Alabama with Reverend Sonny Moore, Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, and Reverend Craig Bailey officiating.

Burial will be at Mars Hill Cemetery in Tecumseh, Oklahoma on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Guinn officiating. Visitation in Oklahoma will be Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Ben’s memory to: Living Love Christian Center, 1000 N. Kennedy, Shawnee, OK 74801.

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