Paul E. McKinnon, 80, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Mission Hospitals, Memorial Campus. A native of Wanaque, NJ, he lived in Oak Ridge, NJ before moving to Henderson County in 1999. He was a son of the late Paul and Minnie McKinnon, and was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Carl McKinnon and two sisters, Phyllis Goodwin and Wilma McCracken.
Paul retired from the West Milford Board of Education where he was chief mechanic. He was a member of the Hendersonville Senior Softball League and was an avid gardener.
Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Barbara A. McKinnon; five sons, Gregory S. McKinnon and his wife Suzanne of Greer, SC, Brad E. McKinnon and his wife Cindy of Highland Lakes, NJ, Paul I. McKinnon and his wife Kim of West Milford, NJ, James W. Cevoli and his wife Debbie of Easton, PA, Vito J. Cevoli and his wife Michelle of Oak Ridge, NJ; two daughters, Bonnie S. Gigliotti and her husband Peter of San Diego, CA, Kerry M. McKinnon of Hamburg, NJ; three sisters, Joan Farrell of West Milford, NJ, Arlene Clark and her husband Paul of Toms River, NJ, Lois Maskley of Wanaque, NJ; eighteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Saturday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Melton officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 pm prior to the service in the chapel. A private entombment will follow the
service in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.