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Coach : Earl Eugene McKee

April 6, 1936 ~ February 17, 2018 (age 81)

It’s not about the whistle or the uniform you wear.It’s more about the sportsmanship,and values that you share.

On February 17th, 2018,  Coach Earl McKee 81, of Benton Harbor, heard the master say, "well done thy good and faithful servant" He crossed the finishline of this life and transitioned from earthly labor to his heavenly reward. Legacy Farewell Celebration will commence 11am on Saturday February 24th, 2018 at Second Baptist Church of Benton Harbor, 600 Donald Adkins Drive Benton Harbor MI 49022.

The Twilight Service of Remembrance will start promptly at 6 pm on Friday Feb. 23, 2018 ,at Second Baptist Church, where family and friends can gather for remarks and Coach McKee will be lying in state from 3 pm until the time of service.  

Earl Eugene McKee was born April 6, 1936 in Chicago Illinois to Charles and Lolia McKee.  Earl departed this life February 17, 2018 in Stevensville, Michigan.  He came to Michigan with his family, at the age of seven and remained a lifelong resident of Michigan - mostly in Southwestern Michigan.

          Earl was always active in school, church, sports, community, and with family.  He received his formal education from Covert Public Schools, a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University.

          Earl and his wife Eula enjoyed fifty three years of marriage, raised two daughters, and was a mentor to many nieces, nephews, and young people.  During his long impressive teaching and coaching career, he believed athletes were “students first”.

          His civic service, teaching and coaching earned him recognition and awards.  He served on several boards, inducted into Halls of Fame, named Coach of the year twice, and he was a sixty year plus member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

          His wife Eula, daughters Kim Jeter and Keesha McKee, son-in-law Matt Jeter, grandsons - Kaden Wilson, Jordan and Jayden Jeter, brother George McKee (Vernetta) and sister Dorothy Roland will cherish his memory forever.  In addition, he is survived by extended family - many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers make donations to:

Caring Circle - Hospice at Home

Benton Harbor Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. 

Internment is Covert Cemetery, Covert Michigan. 



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