Mr. McKinney was born in Jonesville, Oct. 7, 1920, a son of the late Clyde McKinney and Gladys Farmer McKinney. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he was a member of the Fairview Men’s Sunday School Class and a dedicated member of the choir. Mr. McKinney was a former magistrate of Jonesville and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. He first married to the late Katie Ruth McKinney.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a step-daughter, Rhonda L. Hudson and husband Arvie; two step-sons, Larry E. LeMaster and wife Rhonda and Jamie LeMaster all of Union; a brother, Clyde E. "Huck" McKinney and wife Anna of Roebuck; three granddaughters, Tami Black and husband Ken, Amy Kingsmore and husband David and Jill Nichols and husband Skee all of Union; four great-grandchildren; a number of step-grandchildren; two loving nephews, Ricky McKinney and wife Jeannine of Jonesville and Billy McKinney and wife Hazel of Union; and a special daughter, Rebecca Reasoner of Union. Mr. McKinney was predeceased by a daughter, Jean M. Lawson; a son, Richard Lee McKinney; and a brother, Wallace McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Fairview Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. David Lewis. Burial will be in Gilead Baptist Church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Gene LeMaster, Tyler Hudson, David Hudson, Alan Hudson, James Floyd Willard, Perry Barber and Bryan Brock. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Willard, members of Fairview Men’s Sunday School Class, Friends of Buffalo Opry House and Friends of Ricky McKinney’s place in Jonesville.
Visitation was held from 6-8 Wednesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to AC McKinney Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, S.C. 29379.
The family is at the home, 620 S. Main St., Jonesville, S.C. 29353.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)