“Skeets” Keith Ferrell McKoy born in Jacksonville, Fl. Sept 22nd, 1964, and departed from us unexpectedly on April 11, 2022, at the age of 57.
The McKoy family moved to Newberry when Skeets was two years old. He grew up and attended school in Newberry. He also helped his parents in the family meat processing business, Newberry Cold Storage, which was the family business for nearly 3 generations, as well as a local institution since the 1900’s.
In 2001 Skeets expanded on his business experience and moved to Trenton to open Skeets Drive-Thru with Katrina Pace “Acree”. Their specialty was philly cheese steak subs and barbeque.
Skeets loved people, being active, and his service dog Jake, a jack russell terrier who was always by his side.
In his spare time, you could find him playing men’s softball, shooting pool, and hunting all of Florida’s wildlife from gators and deer, to fishing and frog-gigging. As an avid hunter and wildlife chef if you caught him in the right season, you might get a taste of quail or wild turkey that he masterfully prepared.
He loved to help others and had a unique way of gathering people together to raise money for friends and community members in need. He used his culinary skills to donated time and food to fundraise when a need arose.
He was a member of the Moose lodge. He often participated in the Annual Beast Feast in Gilchrist County, and was a regular volunteer at the Newberry Watermelon Festival.
Upon closing “Skeets Drive-Thru” he became a full-time care giver to his father, Hayward McKoy.
Skeets was preceded in death by his parents Joyce and Hayward McKoy. He is survived by his sister Kindra McGehee (Don), his only niece Katelynn, and last but certainly not least, sweet Jake, his trusty service dog. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Watermelon Festival, to start a Scholarship Fund in the McKoys name.
Services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday 16th at the Milam Chapel in Newberry, 22405 W. Newberry Road.