Jim Murray McKeever Sr., 61, of Maypearl, Texas, passed away Aug. 8, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1950, to Joe Murray and Gladys Aundean McKeever at Freeport Community Hospital in Freeport, Texas.

He married his high school sweetheart, Collene Shoemaker, and lived in the Brazosport area most of his life. He worked for many, many years with his dad and grandfather, Alton McKeever, running the business of McKeever’s Produce in Freeport, Texas, and then went on to establish a produce business with his grandfather in Clute, Texas. Jim later became a long-haul truck driver, moving to Houston and then to Maypearl.

He is survived by his most precious son, Jim Murray McKeever Jr.; three most beautiful granddaughters, Hayley Jones, Kora and Larkyn McKeever all of Waxahachie; his sisters, Debbie McKeever from Henderson, Texas, and Betty Beaty (Karl) from Danbury, Texas; and his nieces and nephews.

The family (McKeever’s and Shoemaker’s) celebrated the life of Jim on Aug. 10, 2011, with great food and fond memories, exactly the way Jim would have wanted it.