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home : obituaries : obituaries January 19, 2020

1/11/2020 2:44:00 PM
Wayne McKinney
July 17, 1944 - January 7, 2020

MAIDEN - Wayne McKinney passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born July 17, 1944 in Mitchell County, he was the son of Delphia McKinney. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Maiden. Wayne was a Sergeant in the US Army who served in Vietnam. He was also an avid coin collector. He was a lifelong member of both the American Legion and VFW.

He was preceded in death his wife Dianne Lowman McKinney and his mother Delphia McKinney.

He is survived by two sons, Wayne II and wife Phuong of Maiden, Corey and wife Brandy of Lincolnton; brother, Burton McKinney of Bakersville; two nephews, Randall McKinney of Bakersville and Mitchell McKinney of Apex; three grandchildren Jared, Kyle, and Megan McKinney of Maiden.

The Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Maiden with Pastor Rob Hutchinson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Gastonia, N.C. is serving the McKinney family.

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