Harold (Bud) Arthur McKew, Jr., age 84 of Moravian Falls, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Wilkesboro Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. McKew was born November 26, 1935 in Rome, Georgia to Harold Arthur McKew, Sr. and Myra Jane Daniel McKew. Harold was a member of Wilkesboro Presbyterian Chapel in Wilkesboro. He was a kind, generous and brilliant person whose hobbies were diverse. He enjoyed piloting airplanes, woodworking, rebuilding cars, and scuba diving. He was an engineer at heart always preferring to be thrifty, fixing anything that was broken and rebuilding instead of buying new. Mr. McKew did mission work and built churches in Honduras. He spoke Spanish and Portuguese. After retirement, he went back to school to obtain his CNA license. He worked at the library for several years after retirement as well. Mr. McKew was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jane Davenport.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth McKew; son, David McKew and spouse Angie of Foxfire, NC; daughter, Beth McKew of Greensboro; grandchildren, Echo Idalski and spouse Richard of Holly Springs, N.C., Bethany Ritch and spouse Jonathan of Mars Hill, N.C., Danielle West of Greensboro, Davis McKew of Savannah, Georgia, Nolan McKew of New York City; and six great grandchildren. He also leaves his dog, Rose and his cat, Zulily, whom were very special to him.

Services will be private. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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