Ted Marlin McKinney, 75, of Hendersonville and a long-time resident of Brevard,
died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Laurels of Hendersonville.
Born in Haywood County in 1936, he was a son of the late Roger and Helen McKinney. He was also preceded in death by his wife of thirty years, Virginia Davis McKinney, his adopted son, James Davis McKinney and a sister, Betty McGowan. He retired from Dupont and Olin Mills in Brevard, NC and became a resident of Henderson County after his retirement.
He is survived a daughter, Valencia Gash of Brevard (daughter of Virginia); 2nd wife, Delores McKinney of Henderson County; three brothers, William McKinney of MS, Roger McKinney and Bryant McKinney of GA; Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He dedicated his life to Jehovah and was Baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Oct 31, 1971.
Ted loved his family and friends and talked to everyone he came in contact with about his hope for the future.
He will be missed and was dearly loved by all who knew him. His God given hope was real to him and we can look forward to the time when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. John 5:28-29. May all of us look forward to the time when we can reunite with Ted .
A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday May 19 at Kingdom
Hall Jehovahís Witnesses North Congregation, 2184 Jeffress Rd., Mills