Obituary of Jeffery Paul McKinney
Jeffery Paul McKinney, age 66, passed away suddenly on September 21, 2023.
Jeff spent his early years in Lake Station, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. He eventually settled in Dallas, Texas in 1980. He worked at Ivey Lumber in Dallas for 25 years. As a young man Jeff was very athletic and played just about every sport. He loved to fish, loved going to the Fort Worth Stockyards, and loved taking care of his truck. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cubs. He was passionate about our great American country and the freedom and values within.
Family near and far meant the world to Jeff. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He never met a stranger. His positive energy filled any room he walked into, and he always had a smile on his face. It wasn’t long before everyone else in the room was smiling and laughing too. He never passed up an opportunity for a joke, even if it was at someone else’s expense. Just ask Yogi (Jeffery) and Boo Boo (Josh).
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna (John) MacKenzie; father, Charles McKinney; brothers, Mike McKinney, Chuck (Kim) McKinney; and sister, Kathy (Jack) Stafford.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl McKinney; daughters, Jennifer McKinney, Krystal (Chuck) Vinroe; grandsons, Jeffery, Joshua, Liam, Daniel, Stephen; Danielle (Choppers) and Steven; sister, Mary Jo (Jr.) Gaskins; brothers, Richard (Dorothy) MacKenzie, Danny (Connie) McKinney Jay (Lisa) Owens, and Geno Egar; and many nieces and nephews.
Services: A visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. with a service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at Martin Thompon & Son Funeral Home, 6009 Wedgwood Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76133.