Friday, June 10, 1977
Van Alstyne - Services for Raish "Pook" McKinney, 61, Fielder Lumber
Company laborer who died Wednesday at his home, will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Church of Christ here, conducted by Melvin Chappell, minister.
Burial will be at Van Alstyne Cemetery, with arrangements by Smith
Memorial Chapel in Denison.
A Collin County native, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer
McKinney, Sr., and married Laura Lee Perry on Aug. 29, 1937, in Van Alstyne.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Mrs. Ethel Mae Johnson of
Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers, Homer McKinney, Jr., of Big spring and E.D.
McKinney of Van Alstyne; sister, Mrs. Rayfield Tate of Van Alstyne; seven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Buster Hickson, Harlie McKinney, Bob McKinney, L.T.
Johnson, Marvin Linson, Pat Patterson, Robinson Orr Jr. and Hershell Jackson.
The family will be at home.
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"Yea though I walk through the valley and the shadow of death, I
will fear no evil for thou are with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
Brother Raish McKinney was born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Homer
McKinney Sr. April 23, 1916 in Collin County, Texas. At an early age, he
united with the Church of Christ under the leadership of Brother K. C.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Laura Lee Perry on
August 29, 1937. To this union one daughter was born.
He departed this life after several months of illness, June 9, 1977.
Left With Precious Memories:
Wife: Mrs. Laura Lee McKinney, Van Alstyne, Texas
Daughter: Mrs. Ethel Mae Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M.
Brothers" Mr. E.D.McKinney, Van Alstyne, TX. Mr. Homer McKinney
Jr., Big Springs, Texas
Sister: Mrs. Rayfield Tate, Van Alstyne, Texas
Seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives
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