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Plato Glenn McKee

LAWNDALE — Mr. Plato Glenn McKee, 70, of 433 Plainsview Church Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.

A Cleveland County native, he was born Oct. 7, 1934, a son of the late Horace Shafter and Ruth Grigg McKee.

He was a long line driver on the northend single operation for Carolina Freight. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and Fallston Masonic Lodge 356. Mr. McKee was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and a member of the Oasis Temple in Charlotte. He was a man’s man and brought joy and mirth to everyone he met. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and received the good conduct medal.

In addition of his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Katherine Wilson McKee.

He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Debbie McKee of Lawndale, Jerry and Tracey McKee of Morganton, Randy and Mona McKee and Barry and Susan McKee, all of Fallston; a daughter, Mary McKee of Lawndale; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hillard and Colene McKee of Valdese and Gene and Helen McKee of Ellenboro; a brother, Roger McKee of Booneville ; a sister, Mary Ellen Wellmon of Shelby; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will have a private memorial service.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stamey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 219, Fallston, NC 28042 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.