Samuel Dean McKinney

August 20, 1952September 5, 2018

Samuel D. “Sam” McKinney, 66, of Evans, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. He was born on August 20, 1952 in Greeley to Sam and Velma McKinney.

Sam was raised in Evans. He joined the United States Army on January 7, 1971, serving in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on December 14, 1973. Sam worked for Jerome Company for 29 years.

He was an avid racing fan and a diehard University of Oklahoma fan. He enjoyed bowling.

Sam is survived by his wife, Janet of 44 years; children, Wayne (Tracy) McKinney and Shelly McKinney; sister, Lynnette (Phillip) Calabrese; two grandchildren, Karlee and Taylor; numerous nieces and nephews and three fur grandbabies, Pepper, Shay and Sadie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Sherman and Richard McKinney.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association both in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Samuel Dean McKinney

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Janet McKinney

December 4, 2018

Hi Hon. I love you so much. No one will ever know. I can hardly wait to see you. These past few days have been so hard. I cry more than not. I talk to you when I take my shower, I try to remember to get my towel. You always got it for me when I forgot. Its so hard. I can't believe it has been 3 months tomorrow. Sometimes it feels like you are still in the hospital. I just wish we had more answers on what really happened. We ALL miss you so much. I hope you know we were all right there by your bedside when you left to be with God. It just seems unreal.

Love you Huski Bear!

Karlee Humphrey

November 3, 2018

Man papa, it’s almost been 2 months and I’m not ok with it. During the day I try not to think about it but then every night I have dreams to where I can’t even sleep. I don’t understand why people have to go and I don’t like
Not knowing. I hope you’re havin a great time in heaven❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Janet McKinney

November 1, 2018

Huski Bear miss you every day. I love you so much I can't sleep without you. I want you by my side. I'm so lonely during the day and night. Miss watching you go up the stairs to get ready for bed. Miss seeing you in your chair. Still don't understand what happened. Love you. Huski.

Janet McKinney

October 30, 2018

Huski Bear, I miss you so much. Love you

Karlee Humphrey

October 9, 2018

It’s been a month papa. I’m still going to grandmas missing the sound of you making weird noises and your jokes. I miss you like no other. I don’t have a papa now. You were definitely someone I looked up to since day 1. You’ve impacted soooo many people. I’ll see you someday. Love you papa smurf

Angie McKinney

September 11, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers are with you. So sorry we couldn't make it today.
Angie, Brittany and Kaleigh McKinney