William (Bill) McKeever Jr.

June 6, 1938 - January 29, 2022
William (Bill) McKeever Jr.

William J. McKeever (Bill) passed the evening of Saturday, January 29th, 2022 after a lengthy battle with his health.

Born in East Liverpool on June 6th, 1938, he was the son of the late William and Pauline McKeever, and was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1956. He played nose tackle on the undefeated 1955 Potter football team.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Bill was a retired pipefitter from Local No. 150 of Augusta, GA, where he resided from 1971 until he returned to East Liverpool in 2001. He and his wife Othella Conley McKeever spent the winters at their home in Eustis, Florida.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Richardson.

He is survived by his loving wife, Othella, and daughter Kelly (Wayne) Reeder of Augusta, GA, stepdaughter Robin (Michael) Pusateri of East Liverpool, OH, son Michael McKeever of Bradford, FL, and step-son Donald (Amy) Maltarich of Wilmington, NC, as well as his sister Nancy Workman of Lake Havasu City, AZ.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Mitchell Richardson of Charleson SC, Skylar (Tony) Barletta of Thomson, GA, Matthew (Natalie) Pusateri of East Liverpool, OH, Jason (Tara) Pusateri of East Liverpool, OH, Ashley (Brad) McNear of East Liverpool, and Halle and Sawyer Maltarich of Wilmington, NC.

Also keeping his memory alive are his eight great-grandchildren, Abbey Barletta, Sydney McNear, Brady McNear, Austin Steckman, Nathan Pusateri, Carsyn Pusateri, Tessa Pusateri, and Ellie Pusateri. He also has his special nephew, who he held dear to his heart, Clay Nalley of Cleveland, GA, as well as two nephews, two great nephews, one great-great nephew, two great nieces, and three great-great nieces.

Friends and family will be welcome to celebrate Bill’s life from 4-6pm at the Martin Chapel of CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists in Calcutta on Friday, February 4th, 2022. A memorial service will follow at 6:00pm and will be officiated by Chaplain Keith Neal.


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  • February 02, 2022
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of William McKeever, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, William McKeever, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • February 02, 2022
    Larry DeLong says:
    Fair winds and following seas, Rest In Peace shipmate

  • February 05, 2022
    Bill Scott says:
    May God surround Othella and her family with His loving arms. Rest In Peace Bill. We love you and we will miss you. Bill andvDonna