CHARLESTON – Robert McKinney, 81, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
His graveside funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 at Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston, with Scott Sims officiating. Masonic Rites will be performed by Charleston Lodge #35. There will be no visitation. Arrangements: Caudill-King. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please direct memorials to: The Coles County Fair Board.
Bob was born June 12, 1936 at Charleston, son of John E. and Grace Maxine (Silence) McKinney. He married Anita Kaley, July 26, 1964 at the Walnut Grove Christian Church; she preceded him in death, December 18, 2016. Surviving are their children: Ed McKinney and wife Kyle of Charleston and Rob McKinney and wife Jodi of Charleston; grandchildren: Rylee McKinney, Jed McKinney, Sean McKinney, Rachel Hall, and Kaley McKinney; great-grandchildren: Lexi Kerr, Dallas Kerr, Maggie Hall, Benjamin McKinney, Spencer McKinney. One sister: Sandra Adams of Springfield, IL also survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister: Marjory McFadden.
Bob retired from CIPS after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge. Bob liked to raise hogs, did a little farming, enjoyed mushroom hunting, hunting for game, and was a dedicated volunteer for the Coles County Fair, and served on its’ Board for many years.