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Jesse James McKee Jr.

March 31, 1947 — January 7, 2024

Jesse James McKee Jr

 

     New Marshfield - Jesse James McKee Jr, 76, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.

     Born March 31, 1947, in Athens, Ohio, he was the son of the late Jesse James and Essie Rice McKee Sr.  Jesse was a 1965 graduate of Waterloo High School.  He was the owner/operator of his own trucking company until 1986 when he and his wife started McKee Auto Parts.  Jesse had a passion for Ford vehicles.  

     He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy McKnabb McKee; one daughter, Tammy (Ed) Harding; two sons, Jesse “JR” (Dawn) McKee and Jonathan (Kristen) McKee; eight grandchildren, Ben Cochran, Bretta Taylor, Colt (Molle) Taylor, Jesse “Spider” (Sarah) McKee, Jonna (Jeremiah) McKee, Braydin McKee, Piper McKee and Benny Harding; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Carl (Charlotte) McKee, Russell McKee and Dan (Nancy) McKee; two sisters, Viola Smith and Marcia Haskell and his loving dog, Baby.

     Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Don, Stanley and Evert and two brothers-in-law

, Larry Smith and Ollie Haskell.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2024, at the Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens with Pastor Larry Swart officiating.  Burial will follow in the Alexander Cemetery. 

     Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Hughes- Moquin Funeral Home.  

     A luncheon will follow the service on Friday at the Ohio University Inn. 

      Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.

 

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hughes Moquin Funeral Home

168 Morris Avenue, Athens, OH 45701

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Friday, January 12, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home

168 Morris Avenue, Athens, OH 45701

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