November 8, 1946 - April 15, 2020
MATOAKA – Denver Lee McKinney, 73 of Matoaka went to be with his Lord and was welcomed into the loving arms of his daughter, Angie, on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Born November 8, 1946 in Basin he was the son of the late Hollie McKinney and Lucy Jane Mills McKinney. Denver was a 1966 graduate of Mullens High School and Pineville Vo Tech Center. He loved the Lord and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Princeton. He was a certified welder and heavy equipment operator and retired from Eastern Associated Coal Company of Herndon. He was member of UMWA and Monroe County Coon Hunters Association. He is now riding his favorite horse, Stardust, and hunting his favorite dogs, White Eye and Lucky, in the mountains of Heaven. He loved all of his family dearly and will be missed by everyone who knew him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Lynne McKinney; brothers, Alvin, Alfred and Calvin McKinney; sister, Loraine Mills and daughter-in-law, Teresa Gearhart McKinney; nephew, Joseph Paul Mills, Jr. Survivors include the love of his life and wife of 50 years, Linda Skeens McKinney; son, Ronnie McKinney of Lashmeet; former daughter-in-law, Sandra Powell McKinney of Lashmeet; seven grandchildren, Steven McKinney of Knoxville, TN, Dustin McKinney and fiancé Tara Gaydon of Matoaka, Haylee McKinney and Sierra Cook of Matoaka, Kayla Powell of Lashmeet, Ronnie McKinney, Jr. of Lashmeet and Holly McKinney of Princeton; great grandchildren, Kirra McKinney of Princeton the light of his life, and all the other special great grandchildren, Zachary, Addison and Marcus Fortner all of Lashmeet and their father, Seth Fortner; Taylor and Cameron Jones of Tulsa, OK and a baby boy due in June; sister-in-law Judy McKinney of Hickory, NC; nieces and nephews, Teresa Felger, Alvin McKinney, Jr., Cindy Monk, Sandy Mills, Richard McKinney, Laura McKinney, Melissa Gay and Tony Walker; special friends, Tasha Boswell, Ray Skeens, Ronnie Lusk, Cliff Edwards and Frankie Mills; his special fur babies, cat Twinkie and horse, Spook. Keep riding into the sunset we will be watching you until we meet again. There will be no service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19. 2020 at the Mitchell-McKinney Cemetery at Peaks Ridge with Rev. Ronald Booher officiating. Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com.
MATOAKA – Denver Lee McKinney, 73 of Matoaka went to be with his Lord and was welcomed into the loving arms of his daughter, Angie, on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Born November 8, 1946 in Basin he was the son of the late Hollie McKinney... View Obituary & Service Information
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