William Henry McKaig
William Henry McKaig
  • December 26, 1927 - October 2, 2016
  • Tennessee

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William "Bill" Henry McKaig, Jr., of Chattanooga, TN went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 2, 2016.
He was born in Rossville, GA, but lived the majority of his life in Chattanooga. He graduated from Tyner High School in 1946. Bill joined the United States Army and after discharge went to work at Dupont. He married the love of his life, Doris, in 1950 at Silverdale Baptist Church where they served together for almost 60 years. After leaving Dupont in 1981, Bill never fully retired until 2011. You could always find him at the church, working on a project or helping someone in need. Bill was always ready to lend a helping hand and had a love for people. He was involved in the Men's Sunday School class, served in a ministry in Puerto Rico and enjoyed time with the Silverdale Prime Timers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, his parents, William and Annie McKaig . And, also his brothers, Herschel, Harold and Reginald McKaig.
Bill is survived by his son, Dan (Lizette) McKaig, of Hendersonville, TN, daughter, Wanda (Kevin) Casey, of Ooltewah, TN, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, October 6, at 10:00 am, in the Silverdale Baptist Church chapel with the Rev. Wade Casey, Rev. Bryan McKaig, and the Rev. Eddie Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 5, from 4 - 8 pm at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Bill had arranged for his body to be donated to the UT School of Medicine for research.
Thank you to The Health Center at Standifer Place and to Hospice of Chattanooga. And a very special thanks to the caretakers of Martin Boyd Christian Home for all their love and support over the last 4 years.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to the Silverdale Baptist Missions fund, 7236 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421 and to Martin Boyd Christian Home 6845 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com
Arrangements are being made by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.