Mr. Dallas “Junior” Clifton McKeel Jr., 72, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020. He was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Columbus County, the son of the late Dallas C. McKeel Sr. and Jean Smith McKeel. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vickie McKeel Etheridge; and companion of more than 40 years, Velna Huffstetler.
Junior was the owner and operator of Ward’s Grill.
His graveside service, with Military honors, was held Sunday, June 28, in the Western Prong Baptist Church Cemetery. Peacock Funeral Home is serving the family.
A live Facebook feed of Junior’s service is on the Peacock Funeral Home & Crematory official Facebook page. The following link will access the feed: https://www.facebook.com/Peacock.Funeral.Home.Whiteville.
He is survived by his daughter, Kandle McKeel Rogers and husband, Tommy, of Whiteville; one sister, Suzanne McKeel King and husband, Billy, of Whiteville; and two grandchildren, Shay McKeel Rogers and Bella Gray Rogers.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.