Bill McKay (1940 - 2013)

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Bill McKay


Bill McKay, 73, of Cantonment, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 of an apparent heart attack.

Services will be Monday, Oct. 14, at 12 noon at Faith Chapel, South, on Beverly Parkway. Visitation for the family will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., and for friends from 10:30 a.m. until time for the service.

Mr. McKay was born in Houston County, AL, and attended Dothan, AL, schools before moving with his family to Pensacola, FL, in 1953. He was salutatorian of his class at Blount Junior High School, and graduated from Pensacola High School in 1957.

He was employed in the motor freight transportation business for several years, and was retired from Southern Scrap. He was past King of Fiesta Frolickers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice Inez and Sidney Murray McKay of Dothan.

Survivors include his wife, Ginger Odom McKay of Cantonment; two daughters, Suzanne McKay Strasser and her husband, Jeff Strasser, of Orlando, FL, and Tanya McKay of Orlando; their mother, Betty L. McKay of Pensacola; three grandsons, Justin and Nic Strasser, and Gavin McKay, all of Orlando; two sisters, Betty McKay Vann of Dothan, and Patricia McKay Balderson and her husband, Lew, of Kennesaw, GA.; a nephew, Bob Vann of Mary Esther, and a niece, Karen V. Lawrence of Dothan; a great nephew and a great niece; a step daughter, Jennifer Chittipangna and three step grandsons of Watkinsville, GA; and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the .

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at

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Funeral Home
Faith Chapel Funeral Homes - South Chapel
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 432-6146
Funeral Home Details
Published in Pensacola News Journal on Oct. 15, 2013
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