Darrel McKeown

Obituary of Darrel Wayne McKeown

Darrel Wayne McKeown, 68, of North Charleston, SC, peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023.  Darrel was born on January 19, 1955, in Waterloo, IA to the late Donald W. and Joan E. McKeown.  He is suvived by his wife, Robin McKeown of North Charleston, SC, sister Margaret (Jim) Beninga of Dike, IA, brother Thomas McKeown of Tujunga, CA, daughters Kathy (Bruce) Masters of Goose Creek, SC, Rachel (David) Franks of North Charleston, SC, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A memorial service for Darrel will be held at the Fleet Reserve Association Low Country at 99 Wisteria Rd., Goose Creek, SC, on Sunday, September 24, at 2pm.


Darrel McKeown was a quick-witted man, funny, loving and loyal.  In 1974, he joined the Navy and worked in electronics, radio communications and crypto.  He served 20 yrs, having traveled to Italy, Sardinia, Spain, among other places.  After the Navy, he worked in the field of information technology.  In his downtime, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, working on his ham radios, playing pranks on his granchildren and great-grandchildren, playing pool with friends and fellow veterans, and volunteering his time with CERT, the Patriot Guard and his local HOA.  Although having no biological children of his own, throught his life, Darrel gained 8 stepdaughters that he took in as his own, loving and protecting and helping them.  He will be missed by many. 

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