Ernest Gene 'Mac' McKinney

Aug 3, 1940 - Sep 28, 2012


Ernest Gene “Mac” McKinney was born 8/3/1940 in Alpoca, W.VA.  He passed away on 9/28/12 at home with his family.  He fought a hard fight against Dementia/Alzhimers for 4 years.  He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, LaVonne McKinney, daughter, Michele (Jeff) Underwood of Colton, CA, son, Todd (Jasmine) Cole of Grand Rapids, MI, loving sister, Phyllis McKinney, of Mullens, W.VA, mother-in-law, Mae Nutter, brother-in-law, Curt (Carrie) Nutter and 9 grandchildren who he loved very much.  Lots of fun memories -preceeded in death by his parent, Ernest and Pauline McKinney, and sister, Betty McKinney.  Gene served 4 years in USAF then went to work at Corti Bros for 35 years.  He loved his customers, always enjoyed a good conversation.  He always loved giving all the kids “The Special Bread Sticks”.  He was a good loving man with a great smile and a big heart.  After retiring he worked at Twelve Bridges Golf Course and Haggen Oaks Golf Course.  He enjoyed the people and friends.  He loved his Kings, Golf, going to many concerts with his wife, going fun places with his grandchildren, family and friends AND THE BEST BAR-B-QUE ANYWHERE!!  Many thanks to Eskaton Day Care, Dr. Elizabeth Kailath and staff, Mercy Home Health, Mercy Hospice, and all of our friends and neighbors for all their special help – “ALL OF THEM ARE “OUR SPECIAL ANGELS ON EARTH”.

“God speed my love, you are the love of my life.  I will always love you till we meet again in Heaven.  God Bless You.

Services are private

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