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Jack McKinney, age 75, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on March 29, 1936 to the late Rama and Stella McCourry McKinney. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, James McKinney and brother-in-law, Frank Murphy.
Jack was a founding member and former pastor of West Grove Baptist Church. He had the privilege of pastoring at several other Baptist churches during his life and his last church was Bible Baptist Church. Jack was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Jack loved working with wood and building things. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Garland McKinney; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Ray Scott of Morganton, NC and Amber and Julian Crews of Mountain City, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Pam McKinney of McConnells, SC; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Wes Dale of Burnsville, NC, Helen Murphy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Phyllis McKinney of Green Mountain, NC, Royce and Violet McKinney of Peach Bottom, PA, Eugene and Gladys McKinney of Green Mountain, NC, Wesley and Pauline McKinney of Green Mountain, NC and Sam and Donna McKinney of Meadowview, VA; sister-in-law, Lois McKinney; grandchildren, Beth, Jessica, Sydney and Julia; great grandchild, Riley; several nieces and nephews and many, many special friends.
The family received friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Central Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 7:00 p.m. with Pastors Rick Thomason and Steven Spencer officiating. Music was under the direction of the Central Baptist Church Choir.
Graveside service and interment was conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 2430 S. Shady Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Mountain City Care Center for all of their kindness and care.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home 448 N. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.
Online condolences may be sent to family at
The family of Jack McKinney has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.