Ernest McKee of Stigler, Oklahoma was born August 21, 1930 in Quinton, Oklahoma to Clarence and Hattie Palmer McKee. He passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at his home in Stigler, at the age of 86.
Ernest is survived by; His wife: Betty, of the home; Six sons: Charles McKee of Stigler, OK; Joe McKee and wife, Kim, of Rattan, OK; Jeff McKee and wife, Terri, of Checotah, OK; Steven McKee and wife, Tracy of Quinton, OK; David Self of McCurtain, OK; Danny Self of Stigler, OK.; Grandchildren: Cody, Jody, Caleb, Sydney, Candice, Chelsea, Sage, Amy, Jaycee, Macey, Gracie, Myles, James Edward, James Thomas, Kelby, and Kynadi; Great Grandchildren: Cadence, Makadyn, Ava, Saebra, Coby, and Michael. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Hattie McKee; two sisters and three brothers. Ernest was a rancher and was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. He was also a member of AQHA-World Show Riding Hrs. Breeder, National Old Timers Rodeo Association, Senior Pro Rodeo Association, United States Team Roping Championships, Stigler Round Up Club for many years, and Palomino Quarter Horse Association.
Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, May 12, 2017 at Assembly of God Church, Stigler with Rev. John Pruett, Rev. Jeff Berger, and Brian Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Stigler City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory of Stigler.
Pallbearers will be; Charles McKee, Joe McKee, Jeff McKee, Steven McKee, David Self, Danny Self.
Honorary pallbearers will be; Jerry Fowler, Fred Williams, Bill McKee, Gary McKee, Jack Foreman, Tommy McKee, Justin Price, Brian Henderson, Main Street Deacons, Pete Hugle, John Hugh Dickson, Richard Dickson, Jim Bob Dickson, Jim Harrell, Tracy Smith, Jim Bob Cross, Kevin Fenton, Ted Falconer, Mike Scantlen, David Morgan, Carroll Huggins, David McSpadden, Lonnie Davis, Ray Cloud, Pat Clement.
Viewing will be 8am to 8pm Wednesday and Thursday with family visitation Thursday from 5pm to 8pm, at Loyd Munn Center next door to the funeral home.
Published on May 9, 2017