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MANSFIELD: Erie McKinney, 88, of Mansfield, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at his residence.
Erie was born on May 23, 1924 in Herndon, WV, to Ballard P. and Alice L. McKinney. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, horse shoes and playing pool.
He is survived by three children, Luther (Bonnie) McKinney, Cindy McKinney, and Kathi Arter, all of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, J.R. Banks, Martie McKinney, Peggy Banks, John Sowders, Heaven McKinney, Angie Goodman, and Robert McKinney Sr.; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Erie was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 26 years, Helen Louise Honaker McKinney; son Allen McKinney; brother, Clyde McKinney; and two sisters, Dorothy McKinney and Goldie Fitzwater.
Calling hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Rob Kurtz officiating. Full military honors will be performed by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Burial will take place at a later date in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com
Published in the News Journal on May 7, 2013