Wayne McKinney, age 77, of Forest City, died Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Wayne was born Tuesday, May 23, 1944 in Rutherford County to the late Carl Hugh McKinney and Alda Amos McKinney. He worked in textiles most of his life and enjoyed the outdoors. Wayne loved listening to music, playing the bass guitar, fishing, watching NASCAR, building cane bottom chairs and spending time with his pet dog, “Charlie.”
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by several brothers and sisters.
Left to cherish fond memories are his son, Johnny McKinney (Kim) of Ellenboro; daughter, Lisa Carpenter (Jeff) of Forest City; brothers, Paul McKinney (Maxine) and Don McKinney (Michael) all of Forest City and Harold McKinney of Morristown, Tennessee; sister, Jean Mathis (Paul) of Rutherfordton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Carlee Yelton (Hunter), Alex McKinney, Zakkary McKinney and special friends, Kathy Ashmore and Tammy Hudson.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Chase Baptist Church with Reverend Scott Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time at the church.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
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