Carl McKinley

Carl McKinley

Monday, November 11th, 1946 - Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Carl McKinley, 73, of Atkins, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at St. Vincent CHI in Little Rock. He was born November 11, 1946, in Minnesota, son of the late Ronald Alexander and Amy Edith Moorhouse McKinley. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved his family and his ‘kidders,’ and loved hunting, fishing, telling stories and singing.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Kathleen Heflin McKinley; daughter, Lisa Adams; parents; brothers and sisters; and a great-grandchild, Magnolia McKinley.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Green McKinley; children, Teresa and husband Cecil Adams, Rhonda and husband Jason Rowe, Scott McKinley and wife Angela, and Dusty McKinley; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; step-children, Beth and husband Wayne Titsworth, Mark Grisham and wife Danielle, Teresa and husband Dave Holliday, and Barbara and husband Ben Ellis; 7 step-grandchildren; brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other friends.
Funeral services are 2:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020, at Lemley Chapel with Bro. Jim McNutt and Bro. Bill Hampton officiating. Burial with military honors by VFW Rogers-Rye Post #2283 is in Bells Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, at Lemley Chapel.
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Bill and Paula McKinley

Posted at 09:47pm

Carl McKinley came from a large family, 8 brothers, and 4 sisters for a total of 13, including himself. We called him Corky out of fondness. He was a very caring brother, son, husband, dad and so on. He worked hard in Oregon picking berries and was very fast at it. He met and married Mary and moved to Arkansas. He made trips back "home" to Oregon almost every year. He loved finding old friends and visiting, when he came home. He was from the Class of "65" Silverton Union High School. His surviving siblings include Vernon(Buz) and Pat from Scotts Mills, Oregon, Clif from Salem, Oregon. Ratie Abbott from AZ. Barbara Lara from Keizer, Oregon. Neava Jespersen from AZ. Frank from Oregon City, Oregon and Bill from Silverton, Oregon. He has close to 40 nieces and nephews in Oregon, and many cousins in MN. Bill remembers his humor, and the time when a girl cousin was visiting from MN. He grabbed her shoes, climbed a 60 plus foot fir tree and put them at the top of the tree, then climbed back down. He did go retrieve the shoes after a while.

Bill and Paula McKinley Posted at 09:57pm

Bill just asked me to list his siblings that have passed. Raymond , Lyle, Adaline, Les and now Corky.

Beth Titsworth

Posted at 09:32pm
Carl you were such a sweet man and you will be greatly missed! My prayers are with all the family and friends.

Mark Grisham Posted at 10:04am

Although we didn’t have the opportunity to meet Carl in person, we talked often and got to know this wonderful man. Our condolences to his family and friends. With love from Mark and Danielle Grisham

JoAnn Theodorson Posted at 12:55pm

Corky was a very special cousin. He was also named after my dad Carl Nelson who was a very caring and sentimental man. We didn't get to see him as often as we would have liked, but when he came to Minnesota it was always fun. RIP dear Corky!!!!

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