SPRINGVILLE, Tenn. -- James Webb "Jimmy" McKeel, 64, died at his home March 15, 2006, following an illness.
Born April 16, 1942, in Paragould, Ark., son of James Clark and Willo Mae Webb McKeel of Rector, he taught school for 31 years in New Madrid County, Mo., where he was a basketball and baseball coach. For the last six years he served as minister of Bethlehem Church of Christ.
On May 6, 1963, he married Sunnye June Banister who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Jason Lee and Terri McKeel of Dickson; one daughter and son-in-law, Jamie Lynn and Thomas Sample of Dickson; one brother, Joe Kenneth McKeel of Brookland, Ark.; and nine grandchildren.
One stillborn brother, John McKeel, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with Charles Cate of New Bethel Church of Christ officiating.