Richard David McKinley, Sr.

February 21, 1945 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Richard McKinley, Sr. Obituary

Richard David McKinley, Sr., of N. Main Street, Kannapolis, NC departed this earthly life  on Friday,  January  26, 2024 at his residence.

He was born February 21, 1945 in Cabarrus County to the late Pete McKinley and the late Geneva Sims McKinley Huntley.

Richard was educated in the Rowan County School System and was a graduate of Aggrey Memorial High School, Class of 1963.   He was a life long member of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church. Richard was also a member of the Heavenly Voices Gospel Group, Esquires Social Club, J A Q’s Gospel Choir, Norris A. Reid Mens Choir, Victory/Mass Choir and Grounds Keeper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Jackson McKinley, raised by Robert and Ola Mae Brawley, brothers, Ernest Williams, Eugene Mitchell, and a sister Vanessa Thomas.

Services will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Church Rd., Landis, NC  28088 Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM with funeral services at 2:00 PM. A burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Those left to cherish fond memories include his  one son Richard D. McKinley, Jr. (Linda) of Concord, NC; one daughter, Carolyn Mason (Todd) of Charlotte, NC;  two grandchildren, Chassey McKinley, Patience McKinley; one great grandchild, Davian Glenn; three sister, Nancy Houston of Kannapolis, NC; Sarah Jackson (Vernon) of Chesapeake, VA; Maggie Ann McKinley of Salisbury, NC; one brothers, Robert Brawley (Yolanda) of Charlotte, NC; niece, Andriveia McKinley of Landis, NC; special brother in-law, Steve Jackson of Kannapolis, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Due to Covid-19, masks are appreciated if worn in all services.

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February 3, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church
1425 Mt. Moriah Church Road
Landis, NC 28023

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

2:00 PM
Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church
1425 Mt. Moriah Church Road
Landis, NC 28023


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