W. Marvin McKeithan -
Marvin McKeithan, 70, of Bolivia passed away Monday,
July 15, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. McKeithan was
born in Southport, North Carolina on December 6, 1942 to
the late David P. McKeithan, Jr. and Ora Galloway
McKeithan. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist
Church, Pythagoras Lodge No. 249, Sudan Convertibles,
Royal Order of Jesters, and Sudan Temple. Marvin was
well-known for his love of the Masons and Shriners. He
was the past president of the Brunswick County Shrine
Club and past Captain of the Sudan Thunderbolts. He
dedicated thousands of hours to his passion for the
Shriner’s crippled children and Oxford Orphanage. Marvin
was also giving of himself to members of the community.
He served on the Brunswick County School Board from
1985-1989 and also served on the nominating committee of
Brunswick Electric. Mr. McKeithan retired from Babcock
and Wilcox and Jacobi Hardware. There wasn’t a time that
anyone called for help that he turned them down. He was
also known for his barbecue and barbecue sauce.
Thousands of gallons of sauce were made by him.
He is survived by
his wife Regina Moore McKeithan; son Edward McKeithan
and friend Gary; two daughters Jackie Ward and fiancé
Steve and Nicole Mintz; grandson Adrien McKeithan; and
sister Janie George.
A funeral service
will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his
residence with Reverend Mark Murphy officiating. Burial
will follow at David R. Mercer Cemetery in Bolivia.
The family will
receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 17,
2013 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation
Service in Southport.
be Frankie Galloway, Wendell Knox, Skeeter Trott, Frank
Galloway, Howard Phillips, and Allen Hux. Honorary
pallbearers will be Durwood Landreth, Hubert Brittain,
John Kopp, Billy Cheers, Al Robinson, and Harvey Bell.
& White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport