He was born at Warsaw, Ind., to Jack E. and Jean L. (Diehl) McKee. On Oct. 11, 1969 he married Donna M. Greiner.
Jerry graduated from Manchester High School in 1964 and following his graduation from the Fort Wayne Police Academy in 1971, he joined the North Manchester Police Department. In 1977 he became employed with Heckman Bindery where he worked in shipping/receiving and drove truck.
He retired from the Wabash County Highway Department after 31 years. He was a former Boy Scout Master of Troop # 465 and member of First Brethren Church. Jerry served his country as a quartermaster third class in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War serving from 1965-1968.
Surviving are his wife, two sons: Scott (Kim) McKee, Muncie, Ind.; and Mark (Nicole) McKee, North Manchester, Ind.; and four grandchildren: Johanna McKee, Noelle McKee, Jessilyn McKee and Analeigh McKee.
Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Ind. Visitation will take place at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at McKee Mortuary. Pastor Kurt Stout will officiate. Burial and graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Jerry E. McKee, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46814.