On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Daniel Joseph McKiever, a native of Sumter, South Carolina and a long time resident of Mountain Brook, Alabama, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Private Graveside Services were conducted at the Sumter Cemetery by the Reverend Bob Norris, Pastor of the Church at Sandhurst in Florence, S.C. Mr. McKiever was predeceased by a daughter; Elizabeth Leigh McKiever Lineberger (Scott); his parents, Daniel J. McKiever and Lucile Baker McKiever of Sumter; and his sisters, Lucile McKiever of Sumter, Mary McKiever Hunter (Macon) of Hartsville, S.C., and Virginia McKiever McLaurin (Jack) of Dillon, S.C.. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Leonard McKiever of Mountain Brook; their son, Dr. Daniel Joseph McKiever Jr., (Katherine) of Meridian, Mississippi; their grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth McKiever of Meridian, Mississippi, and Melissa and Jonathan Reno of Myrtle Beach, S.C. A veteran of World War II, Mr. McKiever voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army at age eighteen (18) and served his country honorably for more than three years. He graduated from Edmunds High School in Sumter (1941) as well as the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (1947). In addition, he matriculated in the engineering curriculums at The Citadel, the University of South Carolina, and was one of a few soldiers who completed The Army Specialized Training during World War II in Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. Following his graduation from the University of Michigan, he began a business career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was employed by the Leeds and Northrup Company, a manufacturer of electrical measuring instruments and process controls. He was promoted to the position of District Manager and transferred to Birmingham, Alabama, where he was in charge of all company operations in the Southeastern States. After an extended period of loyal and dedicated service with the Leeds & Northrup Company, he resigned and became self-employed to pursue other financial opportunities and diversified business interests in Alabama. He retired following a highly successful business career in commercial real estate and development and commercial banking. Mr. McKiever’s many civic activities, honors, and accomplishments included holding multiple Offices, including President and Board of Directors, in the Shades Valley Rotary Club (Birmingham, Alabama). On the 25th Club Anniversary Celebration, Mr. McKiever was presented the Paul Harris Fellow award for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between the peoples of the world. At the time of his death, he held a record in his Rotary Club with more than 49 years of perfect attendance. As the sole Founder of the Educational Foundation of the Shades Valley Rotary Club, which annually awards over $60,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools, Mr. McKiever has an annual college scholarship awarded in his name. As the District Governor’s Special Representative, he was the Founder of the Eastwood (Irondale) Rotary Club. He held memberships in many professional organizations including the Instrument Society of America, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (I.E.E.E.), Birmingham Board of Realtors, Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. A devout Christian, Mr. McKiever was a founding member of the Bluff Park Bible Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Graveside services were held in the Sumter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Educational Foundation of the Shades Valley Rotary Club, P.O. Box 530701, Birmingham, Alabama 35253-0701 or to Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507, Springville, Alabama 35146. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight of Sumter, SC was in charge of arrangements.
Posted in: The Birmingham News
Posted on: 2015-12-23
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