Obituary: Terry Lynn McKee, DC, Col (Retired, US Army)
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 03:01 PM

Visitation   Sat., Apr 2, 2016   7:00 pm-9:00 pm   Bammel Road Church of Christ,  2700 FM 1960 W., Houston, TX 77068  Get Directions   T: 281-440-1910

Memorial Service   Sun., Apr 3, 2016   2:00 pm   Champions Church of Christ, 13902 Cutten Road, Houston, TX 77069   Get Directions

Terry Lynn McKee, DC, Col (Retired, US Army), age 80, of Tomball TX went to God March 16, 2016. He collapsed at a function when his heart stopped Feb 23.

Terry was born Oct 5, 1935, in Terrell TX. He graduated Lamar High School, Houston, in 1954. He earned BS & MS degrees from Abilene Christian University in 1960 and 1969, respectively. Terry received a doctor of chiropractor degree from the Texas Chiropractic College in 1981.

He enlisted in the US Army February 1960. In October 1960, he received his commission. He retired from Active and Reserves December 1984 as a colonel. His decorations include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal 2nd award with Star, Army Reserve Medal for 30-years of Service, Army Reserve Achievement Medal, Overseas Medal and Military Schooling Medal. His qualification badges include Marksmanship with M-1, M-14 and M-16 rifles and .45 cal pistol. With his marksmanship, he participated in National competition for the Army.

During Terry’s military career, he worked in military laboratories including participating in the protocols for the world and US blood bank systems. He worked with the Fort Hood TX Blood Donor Center and the 75th MAC’s Medical Group in special medical projects. He served at Valley Forge PA, 1960-1963 and Okinawa, 1963-1964.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Champions, has served as the treasurer of the Magnolia Lions Club, the president of the Houston Chapter of the National Sojourners and President of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Terry is survived by his wife, Melba Lipham McKee, of 55 years. 

Terry was involved with the Boy Scouts of America as an active leader of America for almost 60 years, earning numerous awards including the Scouter's Key, District Award of Merit, and Silver Beaver Award. He was involved with the National Sojourners Chapter 513 and ROTC via the Sojourners. He was also a Past President of the Paul Carrington Chapter of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Terry also taught Anatomy and Physiology courses for what is now Lone Star College at the Tomball and Montgomery locations.

The colonel will be interred in the Houston National Cemetery.