Jerry Wayne McKinney

jerry mckinney

Jerry Wayne McKinney was born August 15, 1943 in Linden, Texas.  He passed away on April 12, 2021 at his home in Hughes Springs, Texas surrounded by his loving family.  Jerry graduated from Linden High School.  He was a United States Army Veteran who fought in the Vietnam War.  After losing his leg in battle and many months of rehabilitation, he came back home.  He was employed by Thiokol Corporation, FISH Construction Company, and Swepco.  He retired from Swepco in 2008.  Daddy was our Hero!  He was a hard working man and he never hesitated to lend a hand to anyone in need.  He loved his family, his friends, his country, but most of all... he loved his God.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him!

Jerry is survived by his 3 daughters, Charlotte McCain and husband Cliff, Tina Hill and husband Allen, and Amy McKinney all of Hughes Springs; 3 grandchildren, Cody McCain and wife Tabitha of Hughes Springs, Carly Tower and husband Gavin of Dekalb, Dedrick Hill and wife Emma of Nacogdoches; 2 great-grandchildren, Keely Russell and Brinlee McCain; 2 sisters, Peggy Smith of Hughes Springs, Linda Lumpkins and husband Joe of Linden; his long-time friend/brother, Skip Thomas of Marshall and a host of family and friends that loved him dearly.

Jerry is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 46 years, Dorothy and also his parents, Harvey and Mary McKinney.

The family wishes to offer it's sincere thanks and gratitude to Mary Corley and the staff at Tall Pines Clinic.  A special thank you to Ashley, Matt, Tiffany, Lawana and Tess of Heart to Heart Hospice for the care and compassion that was shown to our Daddy in his time of need.  There are not enough words to express the amount of gratitude that we have for daddy's caregivers, Jackie Wilson, Karen Wommack, Brandi Precise, and Paulette Skinner, for providing the love, care and compassion that was given to our Daddy in the last few months of his life.  We will forever be grateful.  

Services for Mr. Jerry Wayne McKinney, 77, of Hughes Springs, Texas will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs with Pastor Chad Mitchell officiating.  Burial to follow in the Cornett Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs.


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  1. Jerry was always the good looking cousin with the big smile! I remember worrying about him during Viet Nam and for good reason. He was gallant and always proud. I will miss his love and humor. What a GOOD man he was?? A family man forever. Love you all??

  2. Prayers for of all the family.
    Jerry was such a special person and our family's hero. He was always a kind and loving person. He loved his family and made sure that you knew it. Always welcoming. He served his country with honor and dignity and gave so much of himself in Vietnam-yet never boasted or bragged or complained.
    He will be missed more than mere words can express.
    I love you cousin Jerry and my heart breaks knowing I will never see you again. I am so thankful knowing you are with your sweet Dot in heaven as well as all of our much loved and missed family members who were there to welcome you into Heaven and Jesus's open loving arms.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was a big fan of Uncle Jerry! Ive always said he was one of the hardest working and hilarious men ive ever known.
    I love y'all

  4. Our deepest sympathy to family of Jerry. Due to health problems we will be unable to be with you but please know our love and prayers are with you. God Bless and be with each of you.

  5. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy for all the family and friends of such a fine man. He will be missed dearly. For now, we can only imagine all the glories he is seeing and what a wonderful promise that those of us who know Jesus as our Savior will be with loved ones again some day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Mr Jerry. He was such a sweet man. I know that my wonderful memories of Mr Jerry are sometimes when I would drop Brittney off at Kiddie Kampus before she was school age, if he was outside she would get excited.. all the kids loved Mr Jerry.. My heart hurts for all his family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers the next few days.

  7. Oh precious young one—I know your loss and I hurt for you. Marvin and I are both older than your Dad.>>>> Our Condolences are given to you by Marvin and Bonnie and Scott & the rest of this Parvino Clan. God bless you all during this difficult time. Love, Bonnie and all

  8. So sorry for your loss. Jerry was a special friend and classmate. Prayers for all of his family and friends. May God give you peace and strength to get through the difficult days ahead.

  9. It was a blessing to care for Mr Jerry. He was such a loving man. Praying for his family during this time of grief. God Bless You all with His Loving Grace.

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