Born Dec. 2, 1938 in Karnak, Mr. McKinney graduated from Karnak High School and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one uncle, George McKinney of Zion; and several cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary Barger McKinney.
Graveside service was held Tuesday at the Masonic Cemetery in Cypress with Steve McKinney officiating.
Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.