A.D. McKinney, 80, of Shell Creek in Roan Mountain, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in the Belview Community of Cranberry, N.C., to the late Frank Pearson Sr. and Emma Ollis McKinney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Coy McKinney and Jerry McKinney; three brothers, Frank McKinney, Earl McKinney and Ralph McKinney; and two sisters, Helen Lowe and Daisey Hughes.
Mr. McKinney was a road construction worker and attended Elk Park Baptist Church. He loved his family, his church, woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte McKinney, of the home; a daughter, Kathy McKinney, Elk Park, N.C.; two brothers, Jim McKinney of Florida and George McKinney, Johnson City; two sisters, Wilma Boone, Roan Mountain, and Ann Ollis, Plum Tree, N.C.; his step-children, Chad Hoilman and wife Trista, Junior Hoilman and wife Christy, and Lisa Norwood and husband Danny; grandchildren, Arcos McKinney and wife Cheyenne, Amanda Blair and husband Brian, Christie Burkett, all of Roan Mountain, Angie Hill and husband Scott, Elizabethton, and LeeAnn Osborne and husband Shannon, Bluff City. Several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and special nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. McKinney will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Jim Story and Rev. Donald Gregg officiating. A eulogy will be given by Chub Johnson and Jude Hughes. Music will be provided by members of Belview Church and Elk Park Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow in the Belview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Arcos McKinney, Brian Blair, Shannon Osborne, Chad Hoilman, Junior Hoilman, Jimmy Norwood, Shane Hayward, Josh Hayward, Johnny Lowe and Dennis Hollars. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is serving the McKinney family. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917. Office: (423) 772-3928.