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West Marion United Methodist Church Cemetery
Saturday April 30th, 2022

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Luther Junior McKinney

     Luther Junior McKinney, 92, of Marion, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022, at Hospice of Carolina Foothills in Forest City.


     Mr. McKinney was born in McDowell County, NC on October 9, 1929, to the late Luther Joseph McKinney and Evelyn Jackson McKinney. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was married to the late Helen Sartain McKinney, who passed away in 2009. He was a grader operator with Taylor & Murphy in Asheville, with whom he retired after many years of dedicated service. Mr. McKinney was a Nascar fan who enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. Most of all, he loved his family with all his heart.


     In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Aaron McKinney, Sr.; a brother, Earl McKinney; and a sister, Bernice DeLancey.


     He is survived by a daughter, Vera May (Danny) of Nebo; three grandchildren, A Patrick McKinney Jr. (Lynsey) of Millis, MA, Jeremy May of Marion, and Erin Miller (Eric) of White Plains, MD; two great grandchildren, Elias and Elaina Miller, both of White Plains; and a daughter in law, Kristie Harmon (Ladelle) of Marion.


     A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2022, at West Marion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Carolina Foothills, 372 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043.

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So sorry for your loss

Mary Epley Apr 22 2022 2:49 PM

Junior will be greatly missed. I have never met anyone that welcomed me into their life the way he did. He always treated me like family.

Kim Gilbert Apr 22 2022 2:48 PM

I sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts be with you all. He will be miss.

Julia Seger Apr 21 2022 5:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Luther McKinney

Julia Seger Wertz Apr 21 2022 5:42 PM

Jr was one of the classiest people that I have known..If my mom (his Mother in Law) ever needed any assistance, he was "johnny on the spot"... Heaven will welcome him with open arms!

Luray Sartain Apr 21 2022 12:40 PM

Vera and family, I am so sorry to hear of Junior's passing. He was such a sweet man. I will always remember him for his quiet kind demeanor. Sending love and peach my friend to all of your family. Katie

Katie D CURTIS Apr 20 2022 10:42 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers.

Lisa Laney Miller Apr 19 2022 12:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Luther McKinney

Janet Baird Apr 19 2022 12:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Luther McKinney

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A candle was lit in memory of Luther McKinney

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