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Johnny McKee

November 3, 1947 March 12, 2019
Johnny McKee
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DURHAM: Johnny McKee, 71, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. He was born in Durham to the late Henry Coleman McKee and Emma Hunt McKee.

Mr. McKee was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from the tobacco industry after being employed with American Tobacco in Durham for 11 years, American Tobacco in Reidsville for 9 years and Lorillard Tobacco in Greensboro for 20 years. Mr. McKee had a love for guitar and singing, especially country rock. He loved fishing, car races, and all children.

Mr. McKee is survived by his wife, Jo McKee; son, Joel McKee (Jen); daughter, Julie Underwood (Joseph); grandchildren, Emma Underwood, Avery McKee, Maddox McKee; brother, William McKee (Jean); sister, Mary Ann Wynne (Robert); and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 15th at Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church: 6469 Guess Rd., Durham, NC 27712, with Elder David Minter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church: C/O Margaret Ray, 1740 Tredegar Rd., Kernersville, NC 27572.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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6:00 PM 3/14/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/14/2019 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service




1:00 PM 3/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church

Guess Rd.
Durham, NC 27712

Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church
Guess Rd. Durham 27712 NC
United States

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Mt. Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Guess Road
Durham, NC

Guess Road Durham NC
United States

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