Timothy Alan McKinney

timothy mckinney

Timothy Alan McKinney, beloved husband, father, and friend passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014; he was 47 years old. Mr. McKinney was born February 27, 1966. He graduated from Hughes Springs High School in 1984 and graduated Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1989. He married his high school sweetheart Mechelle Collins, December 8, 1990. They were blessed with three beautiful girls and moved back to Hughes Springs, TX July 2006 from Argyle, TX. He was a Methodist, a Mason, past Master of Hughes Springs Lodge # 671, member of Hella Temple Shrine, and 3rd generation of McKinney Food Service, continuing to serve the industry since 1927. He is survived by his wife, Mechelle and three daughters, Abbye, Emma, and Bella; parents, Billy Wayne and Linda McKinney; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Adam and Teresa McKinney, Ron and Peyton McKinney, Shawn McKinney, and Billy and Shelli Fickling; grandmother, Jamae Humphrey; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Nancy Collins, all of Hughes Springs; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Tim McKinney Memorial Fund at Hughes Springs First National Bank, by calling 903-639-2521. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Hughes Springs High School Auditorium. Burial will follow at Harris Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. There will be a time of visitation from 5 until 8 Saturday evening at First United Methodist Church.

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  1. Mechelle, Billy Wayne & Linda, I want you all to know you family is in our prayers and if there is anything I can do for any of you, dont hesitate to call.Love All of You, Teresa

  2. May you and your family look to The Lord during this time for comfort understanding and healing . Our prayers are wth you


  4. McKinney FamilyWe are in disbelief of our friends passing. Tim was very influential on how we run our own business. A very selflish man. We met 25 years ago and have enjoyed his stories and love of life. We are praying for you all for comfort in such a sad time. Mechelle – we pray for you and the girls and will be in our prayers. Let us know if we can do anything for you. We are so sorry. "A father of the fatherless and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation" Psalm 68:5 kjv

  5. My heart is sad for the family , he will be missed by so many , We're all blessed to have know Tim his whole life , I have always been so proud of the husband , father , & man , he had become . God only knows why , he was a special nephew , love & prayers to the family

  6. May God give you all comfort and strength at this difficult time. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. We have fond memories and will always remember Tim as fine man.

  7. Billy & Linda, know the feeling of losing a son. Our prayers are with you. Mechelle, we love you and know that our prayers are with you & the girls. God bless all the family.

  8. I am just so sad. He has been by concession buddy for 17 years. It will never be the same.Prayers for the family and God bless!

  9. Billy and Linda and family,So sorry to hear about Tim's passing. May God hold you in His arms and give you comfort and peace.

  10. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. God Bless your family in your time of need. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Andrea – my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort you through this time difficult time.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. Tim was much more than a business partner for me, he was a friend. Working with him each August at the Missouri State Fair was such a joy. My thoughts & prayer go out to the entire McKinney family! May the peace of Christ be with you! Mike Riley Missouri State Fair/ retired

  13. Praying for peace and understanding today, and in the days to come. God Bless You All.

  14. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless your family in your time of need.

  15. Tim was a classmate of mine in Hughes Springs of whom I have fond memories of while growing up. My condolences to his family and friends. May God comfort and be with you during this time.Brad

  16. Mechelle, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tim was such a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him.

  17. My heart and prayers are with this beautiful family …. May God give you the comfort and peace that only He can give…

  18. I am so sad to hear of Tim's passing. He was an inspiration to me in the short time I knew him. His honesty, integrity and work ethic are unmatched by anyone I have ever met. Prayers for him, his family and friends. I feel blessed to have known him.

  19. Dear Bill, Linda & family,So sorry for your loss. We are thinking & praying for you during this difficult time.Charlie & Julie Kennell

  20. Words cannot express our sadness. May God comfort you and give you strength through this difficult time. We love and cherish each of the McKinney family and can only imagine the devastation you must feel. Someone as special as Tim will never be forgotten. He will be forever remembered and forever missed.

  21. Mechelle, Adam, Ron, Shawn, Billy, Linda & Bill, & the rest of the McKinney bunch, Our hearts go out to all of you. Trust in the Lord in your time of sorrow. We will all miss him terribly. Petit Jean will never be the same again. Y'all will be in our daily prayers. Much love from all of your friends at Petit Jean.

  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time; may God give you peace and comfort; keeping you close in our hearts and our prayers.

  23. Deep sorrow for the loss of a beloved husband, son, father and brother. He was everything to those who held him closest, and a dear and trusting friend to a huge group of acquaintances. He rests in God's arms.

  24. We are deeply saddened by the lose of Tim. We will truly miss him.Ours prayers go out to you and your family. May God heal the hurt with love precious memories.

  25. Bill, Llinda and family, so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you! There is no wor for parents who lose a child! Karen Silliman ( used to have tenderloins and curly fries in Tulsa)

  26. With deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you, not only at this time, but in the coming days. Blessings upon you.

  27. Our thoughts and prays are with you. Tim will be greatly missed at the Great Texas Balloon Race. He always had a smile on his face, no matter what was going on and was always was so kind. We love all of you and we are so sorry for your lost.Your Great Texas Balloon Race Family

  28. So sorry to hear about your loss. May the memories of your loved one bring warmth and a smile to your face. Lori NeumeierPorter County FairValparaiso, Indiana

  29. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God hold you in his hands through this difficult time.

  30. You all are in our prayers. Sorry for your lost. May the Lord wrap his arms around you in your time of sorrow.

  31. Our hearts are broken for your family. There are no words that can ease the pain and heartbreak you are going through. We are praying for you. Please know that we love your family and will continue to ask God for his loving grace to flow over you every day.

  32. I don't have the words to say how sorry we are for the loss of your son. You are all in our prayers. Lola & EJ Hubacek

  33. To all of you…I am very saddened to hear about the loss of Tim.I have thought of you and prayed that you all make it through this terrible time. God Bless and stay strong for those sweet girls.

  34. Cherish fond memories of Tim, confident of Gods assurance that sickness and death will be no more, while drawing added comfort and strength in the refuge of Gods loving support. Isaiah 33:24, Psalms 46:1

  35. Our hearts go out to the entire family. Tim will be missed greatly by the MO State Fair. Our prayers are with you.

  36. Mechelle and the entire Mckinney family, we are so very sorry for your loss of such a great guy. We will keep you in our prayers.Tim and Laurie Talley

  37. McKinney Family,Our hearts are breaking for all of you! We had only met Tim a few times, but even in our few short times of being around him, he made us feel like we have known him forever. Please find strength in the fact that he has touched so many lives, without even knowing it. He was truly a great man. Our hearts are heavy, and our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  38. Words seem inadequate to express the unbelievable sadness we feel about Tim. Our hearts and prayers are with your entire family. With our deepest sympathy- The Bianco's

  39. Sincerest condolences to the McKinney family. May you find much comfort in the wonderful resurrection hope at Acts 24:15.

  40. Michelle, We are so sorry. We loved him too and this has been a terrible shock. You have our prayers, our love and our thoughts.

  41. Dear Bill and Linda and the entire McKinney Family, Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time.

  42. Mechelle, We are so very sorry for your loss. Tim was a super guy and will be missed. We send our prayers to you and the kids along with all of the family(Billy). We pray that God wraos his arms around you during this time. We love you all.

  43. McKinney Family, please know that you are a constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the Heavenly Father will enfold you in His loving arms and carry you through the days ahead. Tim was a most congenial man and will be missed by all who knew him.

  44. We are truly saddened to hear of your family's loss. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Rev. 21:4.

  45. To all the McKinney Family I know the grief we feels is only a fraction of the pain and sorrow you are experiencing. Wish we were there to hug all of you but our thought and prayers are with you. We pray that God would comfort and care for you during these painful days and we will never forget the soft spoken good humored country boy from Texas who became a good friend to us.

  46. So sorry for your loss. May God hold you close to him and comfort your family. Tim will be missed always at the Missouri State Fair. RIP Tim Bruce Saltsgaver

  47. Dear Mechelle & family,You are in our thoughts and prayers. At these times we depend on our Lord Jesus to hold us close and the comfort from others who care so much.

  48. It is so hard to find words of comfort in times of such sorrow. Please remember that you are not alone in your grief, we are all here with you and will continue to pray for you in the days ahead. May your memories of Tim bring you joy and comfort.

  49. Our deepest sympathy for Mechelle and the girls. We will always think of Tim wearing that sweet smile. What a great neighbor and friend. Sending you our love and prayers for strength.Al, Sue, and family

  50. My Thoughts And Prayers Go out to the McKinney Family in your time of Sorrow, May GOD comfort you and your family.

  51. Our family is so saddened by your loss and trust the Lord to give you strength and comfort day by day. All of your family will be in our prayers, and we love each one of you.

  52. The service was very good and it just reiterated what we all already knew that Tim was a great guy who worked hard and loved his family. Mechelle and the girls and the rest of the family are in our prayers. Festivals here in Grapevine and the FW Stock Show will not be the same without Tim.

  53. Bill, Linda & family, We were so sorry to hear about Tim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  54. This message comes to you with a heavy heart. All of u are in my prayers in this time of sorrow. Hugs to all. May memories console you and bring u strength in the days to come. Love always Ann.

  55. Billy Wayne and Linda and McKinney Family.We are so deeply sorry for your loss of Tim. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  56. so sorry to hear about tim he was a very nice fellow I work for Paulett and Norman Keene you have our prayers and thoughts

  57. So sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Tim was a great guy that would answer any question and help you out in any way he could , always enjoyed talking and visiting with him

  58. We are all so saddened by the loss of Tim McKinney — Tim and his family have been a tradition at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo for as long as I can remember. Our hearts and prayers are with your entire family. Tim will be remembered in our hearts forever.

  59. I am so sorry for your loss. I don't remember meeting him on the road, but he looks like a Very Nice Person. Every McKinney I've met has always been Nice. My Heart and Prayers go out to all of you.

  60. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McKinney family in this tragic time. We are saddened beyond words at your loss.

  61. The loss of Tim McKinney in our life as a friend and business partner is tragic. Tim and his family have been a part of all MEI Events for over twenty years. Our hearts and prayers are with the entire family. Tim will be remembered forever and we loved him.

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