Keith “Dagwood” McMahon, 61, of Centerville, passed away on July 2, 2014 at his home after battling cancer.
Keith was born May 25, 1953 to Bernie and Norma (Phelps) McMahon in Centerville. He was united in marriage to Pam Grundy on Oct. 3, 1980 in Numa, and to this union one son was born, Josh – Keith’s buddy, pride and joy and best friend.
Keith was a long time truck driver, driving for many local family businesses. He was employed by Young Radiator and was currently employed by C&C Machining, where he enjoyed working with his son, Josh. Keith had made many friends during his employment at C&C.
Keith enjoyed riding his Harley, as well as gardening – he would grow a large garden that he enjoyed sharing with family and friends. Keith also enjoyed his yearly competition with his nephew to see who could grow the first red tomato. Some of his favorite times were spent with Pam and Josh traveling for family vacations. Many of his friends will cherish the memories of their weekly “game night,” a long time tradition with “the guys.”
Keith will be missed by his companions, Tuffy and Reno.
Dagwood was a larger than life, soft spoken man, who was always ready to lend a hand to anyone.
Keith was preceded in death by his father, Bernie McMahon; grandparents, Elmer and Isal Phelps; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law.
He is survived by his wife, Pam of Centerville; his son, Josh (Loretta Seals) and grandson Holden McVeigh of Mystic; mother, Norma McMahon; brothers, Tug (Tina) McMahon of Centerville, Shane (Bethene) McMahon of Ankeny; sisters, Carla McMahon of Centerville, Tena (Kenny) Stansberry of Udell and Brenda (Dan) Howington of Centerville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.