Lee Roy McKeever, 73, a plant operator, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Bridgeport.
Funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 27, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico with the Rev. Rick Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 3 Cemetery in Alvord. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Pallbearers are Patrick McKeever, Curtis Buckner, Logan McKeever, Johnny McKeever, Jeff McKeever, Randy Lowrey, Michael Lowrey and Eddie Pecina.
Lee Roy was born Oct. 24, 1940, to Elmer and Evelena (Boner) McKeever in Alvord. He married Jean Lowrey June 1, 1960, in Wichita Falls.
In 2005, Lee Roy retired from TXI as plant manager after 34 years. He was a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church of Chico.
Lee Roy was a member of the Chico School Board for 11 years and also served as a volunteer fireman and former fire chief for the Chico Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Lee Roy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean Lowrey McKeever of Chico; sons Tony McKeever and wife, Mary, of Bridgeport and Rick McKeever and wife, Michelle, of Chico; daughter Delinda Buckner and husband, Randel, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Patrick McKeever and wife, Mallory, Elizabeth Pecina and husband, Eddie, Stephanie Buckner, Curtis Buckner and wife, Whitney, Shelby Robinson, Logan McKeever, Kaylen Kott and Kindal Kott; five great-grandchildren; brothers Raymond McKeever and wife, Reba, of Paradise and Jerry McKeever and wife, Mary, of Chico; brother-in-law John Robert Lowrey and wife, Vicki, of Grapevine; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.