Paul David "Dave" McKeever, age 66, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 9:55 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on February 15, 1947 in Marion, IN, he was the son of Clarence Paul and Lorenna Pearl (Hudson) McKeever.
He graduated from Marion High School with the Class of 1965. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He later married his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Gargus on January 2, 1981 and in 1986 moved to South Whitley. He was Chief of Police in South Whitley, retiring in 2004. He loved spending time with his family, being outside with his dogs and enjoyed listening to country music.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ruthie McKeever of Columbia City; sons, Gabe (Krista) McKeever, Doug Haigwood and Chris Haigwood all of Columbia City, Mark McKeever of NC, Shannon McKeever of RI; grandchildren, Tiler, Eli, Sydney, Gwen and Wade Haigwood, Anika, Tiergan, Victoria and Shannon McKeever; sister, BJ Schroeder; brothers, Jim and Bill McKeever. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN with a funeral service to follow. Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery. Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. McKeever towards his final expenses in care of the funeral home.