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.