Murley Joe McKee – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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MurleyMr. Murley Joe McKee, age 83, of Bolivar, died Sunday morning at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Eulas Rayford and Iva Mae Majors McKee. A native and life-long resident of Hardeman County, Mr. McKee worked as a sawmill foreman and had attended the Porter’s Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McKee of Bolivar, two daughters, Rinda Joyner of Gibson, TN and Gwen Murphy and her husband, Larry, of Middleton; a son, Kim McKee and his wife, Debbie, of Middleton; 5 sisters, Nettie Sue McCullar of Selmer, Willie Mae Dollar of Peoria, IL, Kathleen Vales of Bolivar, Linda Stanfield of Jackson and Carolyn McCullar of Bethel Springs; two brothers, Marcus McKee of Middleton and Rayford McKee of Henderson; two grandchildren, Tonya Marie Robertson and her husband, Josh, and Christopher Murphy and his wife, Krissy; 5 great-grandchildren, Emily Hunt, Riley Robertson, Bryan, David and Madison Murphy.

He was preceded in death by a son, David “McGoo” McKee; a sister, Martha Pearl Jordan; and a brother, Tommy McKee; and his parents.

Memorials go the the Wounded Warrior Project.

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