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Bernard G. “Lucky” McKeehan, Sr.

August 6, 1929 - November 20, 2019

          Bernard G. “Lucky” McKeehan, Sr., age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

          Born in Walsenburg, CO on August 6, 1929, he was a son of the late Vernon and Josephine (Martinez) McKeehan.  Lucky proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.  He worked as an assembler with the Chrysler plant, retiring after 38 dedicated years.  Lucky loved his family and friends and enjoyed writing letters to them.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Kathy M. West and baby Susan; and brothers, William and Floyd McKeehan.  Lucky is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joan R. (Garcia) McKeehan; children, Joan L. Dougherty of Bear, Bernard McKeehan, Jr. (Nancy) of Phoenix, AZ, Larry S. McKeehan of Fontana, CA, Guy B. McKeehan of Newark, Thomas A. McKeehan of Newark, Alan W. McKeehan of Placentia, CA, Susan A. McKeehan of Ocean City, MD and Dale V. McKeehan (Deanna) of Newark; siblings, Marlene Arvizo, Samuel McKeehan, Dorothy Wilcox, John McKeehan, Ronnie McKeehan, Lillian Shoemaker and David McKeehan, all of California; 18 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 noon until 1 pm on Monday, November 25, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm.  A committal service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019 in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

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18 Guestbook messages for Bernard G. “Lucky” McKeehan, Sr.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Jennie and the entire MeKeehan family. Rest in peace Uncle Bernie and say hello to everyone in heaven until we meet again.

  • I am sorry for your he was a good man

  • Our prayers are with all of you. Rest in Peace Bernard you will be deeply missed

  • Grandpa 💔 my heart hurts to say goodbye to you! I will always remember our talks and you singing songs to us at the table. I am so proud to call you my grandpa. Thank you for showing me an example of a loving marriage. We will take care of Grandma rest easy. And remember know when to hold them and know when to fold them! ♥️♦️♠️♣️
    That will always be our song 😉 Love your Crystal

  • My love and comfort to my Auntie Jenny and all my cousins. I love you all and adored my Uncle so much. I will forever keep him in my heart.
    God be with you always, Gigi

  • i love you big brother your baby sister
    lilly

  • Thinking of all the family and wishing we could be there. May God comfort you with many great memories that you shared .

  • My condolences to the family we John and Lawana will miss Bernie so much may he rest in peace and continue singing I did it my way (he loved Frank Sinatra) he was a great neighbor and his loving heart will be cherished forever thanks for being our friend!! Pops😪

  • My condolences to all of you. Although I never met Lucky, I think he raised some of the most caring people I know. Sorry for your loss.

  • Grandpa no words can express the feeling we have now this world is missing one great man. I have always looked up to you and wanted to be just a small snippet of you. I hope I can make you proud in the actions I do in my life and hope my son follows in your footsteps. Your a fine example of what a real man should be! I regret that I couldnt see you more while you were here. But the times I did see you are burned in my memory forever. You were my first hero in life and such a strong man. I will always strive to be like you and I am greatful that God picked you to be my grandfather. You will be missed Grandpa

  • God Bless my Uncle Bernard’s Family. Sorry for your loss. My Uncle Bernard was my Dads best friend and I love hearing their stories. Rest In Peace Uncle Bernard.
    Love
    Theresa Arvizo

  • Love you brother. Thank you for being such a good friend to my Husband Ray and a loving brother. You will be missed.
    Love
    Your Loving Sister
    Marlene Arvizo.

  • I LOVE YOU BIG BROTHER,I WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH THE PHONE CALLS , HEARING YOUR VOICE
    THE NICE MUSIC YOU PLAYED FOR ME , YOUR LETTERS YOUR ADVISE AND MAKING ME LAUGH
    WHEN I WAS SAD , I WILL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY
    REST IN PEACE DEAR BROTHER
    LOVE NOW AND ALWAYS
    BABY SISTER LILLY

  • To the Mckeehan family I extend my condolences and heartfelt sympathy wishes. I pray to the lord to give to give his soul eternal peace and strength to the family.

  • My Father Samuel (Brother and Marine), Mother Joan, and the rest of our family, wish to send out our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. God speed Marine, as you take post at those pearly gates, and challenge all that are not worthy! Semper Fi, Love little Sammy- your nephew and Marine brother.

  • I want to express my condolences to the McKeehan family. Bernie was a great neighbor and Anglin Drive will not be the same without him. He always had good advice to give whenever we chatted.

    Rest in peace, Bernie.
    Your neighbor at 105 Anglin.

  • Thinking of you Aunt Jenny and family. So many wonderful memories of our family gatherings at Nana and Tata’s. Will always remember our visits to your home in Delaware. Loved the beautiful letters Uncle Bernie would send. May Bernie Rest In Peace. Love and prayers to all.❤️🙏❤️🙏

  • DEAR BIG BROTHER BERNARD
    AS I THINK OF YOU TODAY MY HEART IS BROKEN BECAUSE YOU ARE GONE FROM THIS EARTH, BUT IT COMFORTS ME TO KNOW YOU WILL BE WITH MAMA AND DADDY WILLIAM & FLOYD AND KNOWING ONE DAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN , I MISS YOU
    ALWAYS IN MY HEART
    BABY SISTER LILLY