MORRISONVILLE, IL - Harry "Red" McKinnie, 81, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at 3:25 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Morrisonville, the son of John W. and Ethel (Jarrett) McKinnie. He married Virginia L. Todt on May 19, 1955, in Taylorville; she preceded him in death on July 27, 2012.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Cecil, William, Robert and Glenn McKinnie; and sisters, Marjorie Blount and Pearl Lewis.
Harry was co-owner of McKinnie Trucking and Feed for many years and worked for Louis Marsch, Inc. from 1969-2008 before his retirement. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Fighting Illini fan. He had a passion for raising livestock and very much loved his family. He was member of First Presbyterian Church and Leslie Reddick American Legion Post 721, both in Morrisonville. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include his son, Doug (wife, Marcia) McKinnie of Taylorville, Ill.; daughters: Donna Kemmerling (companion, Mike) and Becky Painter both of Morrisonville, Ill., and Brenda Clarke (life partner, Lori) of Greenville, Ill.; nine grandchildren: Byron (Misty) Painter, Bridgett Painter, Beau (Andrea) Painter, Tharin (Alicia) Clarke, Justin (Cara) McKinnie, Jordan (Chelsea) McKinnie, Mallory (Jarred) Rahar, Natasha (Gregory) Russell and Nathan Kemmerling; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Ray (wife, Judy) McKinnie of Morrisonville, Ill.; sister, Jean (husband, Ray) Montgomery of Morrisonville, Ill.; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville, the Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, also at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Morrisonville Community Ambulance or American Legion Post 721.
Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements. 217-526-3131