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LTC Ralph Dale McKee Sr.

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LTC Ralph Dale McKee Sr.

Birth
Southard, Blaine County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
4 Feb 2012 (aged 90)
Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial
Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA Add to Map
Plot
SECTION 20 SITE 649
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RALPH D MCKEE, SR, 90, of Viera in Melbourne, FL died at Wuesthoff Hospital. He came to Brevard County in July 1958 from Montgomery, AL. Ralph was a WWII and Korean War, U.S. Air Force veteran who retired after 24 years of service. He earned 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Purple Hearts, five Air Medals, Air Force Commendation medal, six campaign and service medals and the French Legion of Honor. After retiring, he was engaged in various engineering assignments on the Apollo and Shuttle programs for 31 years. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Florida Institute of Technology and the Air Command and Staff College. Surviving are his wife, Elinor S of Viera; children, Dianna (Don) Rhodes of MelbourNe and Helen (John) Duncan of Coral Gables, FL; granddaughter, Shannon E (Gregory) Hill; great-grandchildren, Blair Alexandra Hill, Holland McKee Hill and Gregory H Hill, Jr. of Nashville, TN and daughter-in-law, Diane H McKee of Jupiter, FL. He was predeceased by his son, Ralph D McKee, Jr, grandson, Chadley M Rhodes and brother, Marion Leon McKee. Funeral Services with full Military Honors will be held February 9, 2012 at Faith Viera Lutheran Church in Viera with burial on February 10th. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on February 7, 2012.
RALPH D MCKEE, SR, 90, of Viera in Melbourne, FL died at Wuesthoff Hospital. He came to Brevard County in July 1958 from Montgomery, AL. Ralph was a WWII and Korean War, U.S. Air Force veteran who retired after 24 years of service. He earned 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Purple Hearts, five Air Medals, Air Force Commendation medal, six campaign and service medals and the French Legion of Honor. After retiring, he was engaged in various engineering assignments on the Apollo and Shuttle programs for 31 years. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Florida Institute of Technology and the Air Command and Staff College. Surviving are his wife, Elinor S of Viera; children, Dianna (Don) Rhodes of MelbourNe and Helen (John) Duncan of Coral Gables, FL; granddaughter, Shannon E (Gregory) Hill; great-grandchildren, Blair Alexandra Hill, Holland McKee Hill and Gregory H Hill, Jr. of Nashville, TN and daughter-in-law, Diane H McKee of Jupiter, FL. He was predeceased by his son, Ralph D McKee, Jr, grandson, Chadley M Rhodes and brother, Marion Leon McKee. Funeral Services with full Military Honors will be held February 9, 2012 at Faith Viera Lutheran Church in Viera with burial on February 10th. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on February 7, 2012.

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LTCOL US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
PURPLE HEART
Beloved Husband Dad & Granddad



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  • Created by: palsg
  • Added: Feb 7, 2012
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84619679/ralph_dale-mckee: accessed ), memorial page for LTC Ralph Dale McKee Sr. (19 Sep 1921–4 Feb 2012), Find a Grave Memorial ID 84619679, citing South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA; Maintained by palsg (contributor 46888396).