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William Robert McKeon Sr.

 William Robert McKeon Sr., 63, of Murphy, N.C. passed away quietly Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his residence in Peachtree.

He was born on May 21, 1954 in Pautucket, Rhode Island but lived most of his life in Murphy. He was a devoted father and grandfather to three adult sons and six grandchildren.

He was the son of Lucy B. McKeon, of Murphy and Peachtree, Ga. and the late Peter J. McKeon, of Murphy.

He was a gifted carpenter by trade and an avid fisherman by design. He never met a trout stream he couldn’t master. His greatest talent was that of a loving, kind and supportive father and grandfather. He leaves a void that will never be filled.

Surviving are his son William Robert McKeon Jr. and daughter in law, Irene S. McKeon; son Jonathan Dustin McKe all of Alpharetta, Ga. and son Christopher Daniel McKeon and daughter in law, Cayce Lee McKeon, of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jonathan Theodore, William Robert III, Nora Glenn, Aubrey Lee, Chase Emmett and Bailey Ann McKeon. Also surviving is his faithful partner in life, Donna Hughes, of Peachtree, N.C., who remained at his side until the end. He is survived by five siblings: brother Pete McKeon and sister Eloise Hall, both of Murphy; a sister Betty McKeon, of Peachtree Corners, Ga.; sister Mary Ramsey, of Grason, Ga., and sister Joyce Wynia, of Raleigh, N.C. and many other loving nephews, nieces and family members.

A public memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Cochran Funeral Home, Peachtree. In lieu of flowers, make donations to North Carolina Wildlife Federation:

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy:

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997