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“May God bless him! I ask The Lord’s peace on his family. My memories of Chief McKee are vivid as I was First Lieutenant on USS ...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Al Burda

“Ben as a friend of my oldest brother, Lafayette King it was a joy knowing you however brief that knowing you has been. Go with God as your Shepherd....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Naghma Samadhi-Gray

“We will miss you dearly! Your humorous personality will be remembered. Our condolences go out to the family and may God bless and lift the family in...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: George and Alice Crum

“We are saddened by the loss of our Cousin Ben, but when the Lord calls our loved ones home he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. We will always...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Clemenceau Crum Caldwell

“We are praying for our family during the loss of such a great member.He will be missed by so many loved ones because he was so family oriented.He...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Phyllis Danielle Mack

“I learned a lot from Chief McKee. He voluntarily made me successful in a number of projects. Thank you, and rest in peace, Chief. Bob Hamilton, LT ...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Hamilton, LTjg, 1969-1970

“My initial fear turned to abiding respect. He was one of a kind. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: J. Brady Anderson Ltjg

“Chief McGee was 100% Navy. It was a pleasure to serve with him on the USS Brinkley Bass. It was an honor to be called his friend and fellow Chief. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: STGC Louis Stewart USN Ret.

“The members of the USS Brinkley Bass DD 887 Association are saddened to learn of the passing of our shipmate, Chief McKee. His service to our...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Camp


Ben, the son of William and Allie McKee, was born October 1, 1934 in Bay Minette, Alabama and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Long Beach, California. He is survived by Carolyn, the love of his life and wife of 49 years, and their children Regina, Merilyn and Erik; two grandchildren, Chant'e and Taylor, his great-granddaughter, Meah; another daughter, Kenya McKee and grandchildren, Kazhmir and Destynee Morris. Ben is also survived by three of his nine siblings, John McKee, Cybeale Ross and Mellie Concentine. Visitation will be Thursday, September 5th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Green Hills Mortuary. The Memorial Service for Mr. McKee is Friday, September 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Green Hills Memorial Chapel. Interment will immediately follow the service.

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