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Sept.15, 1924-Oct. 15, 2007

Gene McKemie, Retired Major U.S.A.F., 83, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Gene was born in Christopher, Ill., to the late Thomas Merrill McKemie and Ava Akin McKemie.

He served as a pilot and later as a meteorologist for the U.S. Air Force. Gene retired with 24 years of service in the Air Force, retiring as a major on Oct. 31, 1966. He was a member of the Order of Daedalians and the Goldsboro Rotary Club.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held today at 4 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dr. Fred Clarke officiating.

Gene is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lassiter McKemie; his daughter and son-in-law, Tami and David West of Goldsboro; his sons and daughter-in-law, James Patrick McKemie of Raleigh and Thomas E. and Babette McKemie of Raleigh; and his grandchildren, Ryan Miller, Kayla West, Corbin McKemie, Christian McKemie, Jason West and Eric West and wife, Amber.

The family will receive friends following the service Wednesday at the cemetery and other times at his home, 501 Cashwell Place, Goldsboro.


Published in Obituaries on October 17, 2007 2:57 PM