Denny "Dan" Clinton McKinney, 86 of Statesville passed away on October 16, 2020 at his residence. Denny was born on January 1, 1934 to the late Arthur Paul and Lois Catherine Huffman McKinney in Catawba County, NC. He served in the Air Force, graduated from what is now known as Old Dominion University in Virginia and retired from Trane Company Chiller Source. He was a long time member of Concord Presbyterian Church where he had enjoyed teaching adult Sunday School and serving as a deacon and elder prior to being unable to attend church. He enjoyed taking walks on his property and talking about his childhood and many other subjects including thermodynamics!
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Chance McKinney, and three brothers; Darrell McKinney (spouse Ann) and Bob McKinney both of Statesville and Bill McKinney (spouse Pat) of Hickory.
Denny is survived by one daughter, Holly McKinney Tomlin and her fiancé, Jed Ball, who was his primary caregiver while he was ill, four sisters; Dana Robinson Greer, Kate Clendenin, Betty Ellenburg (spouse Tony) and Tena Campbell (spouse Don), two brothers Farrell McKinney (spouse Brenda) and Harold McKinney (spouse Lynda) and sister- in-law Patricia McKinney all of Statesville, his Bassett Hound, Sherlock and granddog, Penny of the home and many nieces, nephews, other cherished relatives and friends.
The Mckinney family will receive friends on Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm at Concord Presbyterian Church in Statesville, NC. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 pm at Concord Presbyterian Church in Statesville, NC.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Samaritans Purse.
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