Ron L. McKinney

Published 4:14 pm Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ron L. McKinney, MSGT Ret. U.S. Army, 68, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Marion C. and Iva Lee Edney McKinney.
Ron attended Cloudland Elementary School and Hampton High School. He worked for Gurneyburger in Hampton and also Leon Ferenbach, Johnson City. Ron retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He also retired from Peterson Air Force Base, Denver, Colo.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger McKinney and H. Boyd McKinney, and a nephew, Cory McKinney.
Survivors include his wife, Haesun McKinney; a daughter, Victoria McKinney; a son, Clinton McKinney; four grandchildren, including a special grandson, Brian Kim; three step-sons; one brother, Roy McKinney and wife Frances; three sisters, Mildred Roberson and husband Odes, Jenny Campbell and Barbara Simerly; and the mother of his children, Mary Lou Cornett, Roan Mountain.
It was his wish to be cremated.
Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel.

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