McKINNEY, Ernest Gene
Born 8/3/40 in Alpoca WVA. Passed away on 9/28/12 at home with his family. He fought a hard fight against dementia/alzheimer's for 4 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years LaVonne McKinney, daughter Michele Underwood (Jeff) of Colton, CA., son Todd Cole (Jasmine) of Grand Rapids, MI, loving sister Phyllis McKinney, Mullens WVA, mother-in-law Mae Nutter, brother-in-law Curt Nutter (Carrie) and 9 grandchildren who he loved very much. Lots of fun memories.
Preceded in death, his parents Ernest and Pauline McKinney and sister Betty McKinney.
Gene served 4 years in USAF, then went to work at Corti Bros for 35 years. He loved his customers, always enjoyed a good conversation. He always loved giving all the kids 'the special bread sticks." He was a good, loving man with a great smile and a big heart. After retiring he worked at Twelve Bridges Golf Course and Haggen Oaks Golf Course. Enjoyed the people and friends. He loved his Kings, golf, going to many concerts with his wife, going fun places with his grandchildren, family and friends, and The Best Bar-B-Que anywhere.
Many thanks to Eskaton Day Care. Dr. Elizabeth Kailath and staff, Mercy Home Healthy, Mercy Hospice, and all of our friends and neighbors for all their special help. 'All' of them are 'Our Special Angels' On Earth.
God speed my love, you are the love of my life. I will always love you, till we meet again in heaven, God Bless You.
Services will be private.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on October 4, 2012