Clifford Eugene Keck

Clifford Eugene Keck

May 9, 90, Goldsboro

Clifford Eugene “Cliff” Keck, 90, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his home. Born in Gnadenhutten, Ohio on April 12, 1930, he was the son of the late Ford Phillip Keck and Carrie Ekblom Keck.

Cliff proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He retired after twenty years of dedicated service. He was a part of the Occupation Forces of Europe in WWII and a veteran of the Vietnam War. Cliff also worked with NASA on all of the Apollo Missions. He worked in Saudi Arabia for twelve years where he implemented their cell network and radar sites.

In his later years, Cliff found great satisfaction in cross-stitching, bead work, and the art of a handwritten letter.

A service will be held at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at a date to be announced once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Cliff is survived by his daughter, Cassy Wood and husband, Woody of Goldsboro; a son, Henry David Keck and wife, Barbara of Winchester, VA; grandchildren, Mark Antonitis, Rick Keck, and Wesley Wood; and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Keck and a sister, Gwen Martin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the North Carolina State Veterans Home, 2150 Hull Rd, Kinston, NC 28504.

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