Jerry Clifton McKinney Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Haltom City. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethesda Community Church. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home. He leaves an amazing musical legacy, his influence reached around the world over the past 60-plus years. He was a legend on the Hammond B3 organ, blessing multiple thousands of people. He played for evangelists Jack Coe, A.A. Allen, Oral Roberts, and W. V. Grant. In addition he worked at the Tarrant County Courthouse, Bell Helicopter, the offices of many gospel organizations, and Bluebonnet and Lucas Funeral Homes. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beverly Coker McKinney; his children, Deborah Major and husband, John, Barbara Anderson and husband, Johnny, and Cherlyn White and husband, Brock, all of Watauga, Rebecca Arterbury and husband, Brent, of Haltom City, Jerry McKinney Jr. and wife, Paula, of Fort Worth, and Joanna Hansard of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 11, 2013.