Jerry T. McKay, 83, of Santee went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 31, 2021.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Fellowship of Praise, 8280 Old Number Six Hwy, Santee. Pastor Ronnie Spires will be officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Rd. Columbia.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman Street, Orangeburg.
Mr. McKay was born on August 4, 1938, in Alabama. He was the son of the late George C. McKay and the late Victoria Miles McKay. He served his country for over 20 years in the United States Army. Mr. McKay was retired from SCDOT with over 21 years of service. He was a member of Fellowship of Praise Church in Santee. Mr. McKay enjoyed gardening and especially flowers that bloomed. He also enjoyed watching and attending Nascar races. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Verna Stovall, Verla Nichols, brothers, Clayton McKay, G.C. McKay, Bobby Joe McKay and Rev. Charles McKay.
Survivors include his wife of over 15 years, Rose Johnson Shuler McKay; children, Michael Citro (Edward Dozier), Theresa Alberghini (John), Nicholas Citro (Rose), Cynthia D. Shuler; son, raised in the home, Stanley Garvin (Grace); grandchildren, Joshua Alberghini, Sarah Alberghini, Shari Peterson, Kimberly E. Gunn, Michael Citro, Jr., Domino Alberghini, Isabella Alberghini; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary H. Quade; sisters-in-law, Odell Geneva Johnson (Edward), Annie J. McCollough (Johnny); brothers-in-law, Clay Johnson (Yvonne), Herbert Johnson (Billie), Roosevelt Johnson (Mary), and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends may call the residence of Rose Johnson McKay at 803-854-4415. The family requests that friends refrain from visiting the home due to COVID-19.
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