William Ray McKeel, 72, of 1944 Village Squire Circle, passed away suddenly on November 28, 2014 at his home. Ray was born in Rocky Mount on May 30, 1942 to the late Lester Leroy McKeel and Lessie Wells McKeel. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and worked in several occupations including farming and plant manager in manufacturing.
He is survived by his daughters: Melissa Hirano and Traci McKeel Waldron (Rick); brothers: Fred B. McKeel, John A. McKeel, Lester L. McKeel Jr., Larry W. McKeel, Carlus G. McKeel, and James E. McKeel; 2 grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a son, William Jeffrey Hirano and brother, David W. McKeel.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Bryan Crumpler officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service at the funeral home, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale. An inurnment service will take place at a later date at Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jamesville.
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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.