Walt McKeel



Walter Thomas “Walt” McKeel, 46, passed away January 1, 2019, at his residence. A native of Greene County, Walt was born January 17, 1972, the son of Jerry T. and Cleo West McKeel.

An outstanding athlete, Walt began playing baseball early in life and excelled through his high school years playing for Greene Central. During Walt’s high school career Greene Central twice claimed the state AA championship. He began his professional baseball career in 1990 playing for a total of 13 seasons including three seasons in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies, primarily as a catcher.

Walt was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Cleo West McKeel on April 7, 2017; and an older brother, “Little” Jerry McKeel, Jr.

Surviving are his father, Jerry T. McKeel of Stantonsburg; and children, Cory Thomas McKeel and Abigal Ross McKeel.

Funeral Services will be held graveside 1 PM Saturday, January 5th, at the Stantonsburg Cemetery with Reverend Bobby Heath officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com