Roman McKinney

Published 8:31 am Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Roman McKinney, 87, of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. McKinney was born in Roan Mountain, Tenn., and was a son of the late Landon and Doshie Hartley McKinney. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Boggs McKinney, and his second wife, Diane McKinney, one brother and three sisters.
Mr. McKinney was a member of Hampton Freewill Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for Paty Lumber Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR racing.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-laws, Rose and Pastor Jerry Davis, Jonesborough, Mary Helen Gunn, Johnson City, and Rebecca and Ernest Holt, Elizabethton; sons and daughters-in-law, Roman Jr. and Linda McKinney, Earl W. McKinney, all of Johnson City, Leroy and Barbara McKinney, Jonesborough, and Norman and Heather McKinney, Odessa, Texas; 39 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, at Gods House Full Gospel Church, Elizabethton, with Pastor Jerry Davis officiating. Interment services will follow at Bolens Chapel Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Pallbearers will be Anthony Kerr, Jacob Lyons, Jacob McKinney, David Mitchell, Kenneth McKinney and Lee McKinney. Condolences may be sent to the McKinney family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, (423) 753-3821.

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