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Gary Paul McKinney, Sr., 79, of Forsyth, Mo passed away August 24, 2022 in Lee’s Summit, Mo with family. He was born on October 26, 1942 in Jefferson City, Mo. The son of the late Gerald Thomas McKinney and Mary Kathrine (Blume) McKinney.
He was a 1960 Graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, Mo. Area Vice President of Software AG, prior to retiring. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. As most of you know, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors, mountains, streams and lakes. He had many friends and family members who he fished and/or hunted with over the years. He loved to travel and deep sea fishing. He was a brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, loved by his family and friends. He definitely left his dash in the world.
He was preceded in death by: brothers, CP Eugene P. McKinney and Gerald T. McKinney, Jr.
Survivors include: brother, Dennis McKinney (Patricia) of Ocala, FL; children, Gary P. McKinney Jr. (Tressy) of Lee’s Summit, Mo, Kathy Doerhoff (David) of Taos, Mo, Connie Engelbrecht of Eugene, Mo and Christy Watts (Jim) of Eugene, Mo; grandchildren, Janell McKinney (Kevin), Amanda Butrum (Kyle), Emily McKinney (Josh), Erica McKinney, Adriane Kitch (Grant), Lauren Neuner (Tom), Lucas Doerhoff (Taylor), Jeremy Engelbrecht (Joanna), Joe Watts (Alana), Jordan Stivers (Andy); 18 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special friends include Bonnie Schreib, Nick Wilson (Katie) & family and Luke Wilson & family.
Graveside prayer services and burial will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Resurrection Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo, with Deacon Dan Joyce Officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Redfield Golf Course 14005 Redfield Drive Eugene, MO 65032 from Noon to 4:00pm lower level.
Memorial contributions are suggested to: Alzheimer’s Association or to the donors choice.
Bonnie Schreib says
That is a beautiful picture of your Dad, of course when I saw that it made me cry. Your dad and I have been together for 9 years. He was my best friend. He was really good to me and took me to a lot of places that I have never been to and probably will never again. We both loved to go fishing on his boat. We had a lot of good times and some bad ones. I helped him through a lot of his surgeries he had. My dog also misses him. When I walk her she wants to go down to his house. I would love to be there for the services. If at all possible I will be. Thank you for sending that to me.
Daisy Harrington says
So sorry for the loss of your loved one
Becky Clemmons (nee Benton) says
I am one of Gary and Denny’s cousins. My Mom, Genevieve Blume Benton, was the only sister of Mary McKinney. When we were young, my family took yearly trips to Jeff City to see all the relatives. Being with the “McKinney boys” was always a special time for us and I have wonderful memories of those days. Gary always made it a point to seek us out and spend time talking to us. God love that man! I know what a loss this must be for all of you, and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.