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William E. McKrell Jr.

January 7, 1961 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 59)


William E. McKrell Jr., 59, of Natrona, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home,  surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren after a long battle with lung cancer.  He was born January 7, 1961, in Natrona Heights to William E. and Catherine (Callen) McKrell Sr., of Fawn Township.  Bill was a 1978 graduate of Highlands High School.  He worked for Wilson Resortation as a brick layer for Union Local # 9. Pittsburgh.  Bill was a member of Pleasant Unity Presbyterian Church in Fawn Township. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, his Dodge truck and especially spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.  In addition to his parents, Bill is survived by his loving wife of 23 yeras, Billy Jo (Burford) McKrell;  children, Ashley (McKrell) Johns (Pete Dott), of Natrona, Katie McKrell, of Natrona and William E. McKrell III (Rachael), of Natrona; grandchildren, Johnathan, Kaedyn, Julianna, William IV, Kenleigh and Blake; brother, Douglas R. McKrell, of Natrona; sister, Tina Marie (Phillip) Nevin, of Apollo; mother-in-law, Luella Cousins, of Natrona; father-in-law, Robert W. Burford Sr., of Natrona and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Bill was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Violet Callen; paternal grandparents, John and Ruth McKrell and by his sister-in-law, Carol Negley.

Due to the current health concerns and recommendations, services and burial for Bill will be private.  Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688.  To send an online condolence please visit

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