John Wilson McKinley, son of the late Henry and Ada Chambers McKinley, was born on June 16, 1918, at Advance and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the age of 86.
Mr. McKinley was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter, a former employee of Brown Sand & Gravel at Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and a resident of Dexter.
Survivors include his wife, Eva McKinley of the home in Dexter; one daughter, Tracy Harty of St. Louis; two step-sons, Ray Clark and wife Carol of Warrenton and Gary Clark and wife Lora of Qulin; two sisters, Fay Looney of Yellville, Ark., and Jessie Cato of Zalma; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred; four brothers, Charlie McKinley, Tom McKinley, Doyle McKinley and Carl McKinley; and two sisters, Mildred Willis and Bess McFarrin.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel.
Following cremation, interment will be held in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.