OBITUARY

Timothy J McKinney

June 5, 1963June 12, 2021
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Timothy Jemil McKinney, 58, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, after fighting a one year courageous battle with ALS.

Tim was born in Charleston, WV where he graduated from Charleston Catholic High School in 1981. He excelled at both varsity football and baseball, where he developed many lifelong friends. He then went on to graduate from West Virginia State University in 1987.

Tim moved to Easley, SC in 1998, where he became the owner and founder of McKinney Dodge Chrysler Jeep and McKinney Mazda. He also was the developer of numerous commercial properties. One of his many ventures was Young Ford in Charlotte, NC which led him to develop 65 acres of real estate along the Light Rail at University City. For many years, Tim also owned a charter company, M & M Aero Group. As an aircraft enthusiast, he owned up to 13 airplanes, his favorite being his Beechcraft King Air 200. Not only did he enjoy flying, he also donated their use to healthcare facilities and families in need.

Tim was a strong believer in giving back to many local charities. He served 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Humane Society, and had a strong affection for dogs. He was also active in giving to the American Red Cross, SC Children’s Theater, Center Stage, the Metropolitan Arts Council, Cancer Society of Greenville, Senior Action, Secret Santa, Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels, the Oconee Humane Society, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, and the Clemson University Foundation. To say he had a giving nature would be a huge understatement.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Ann White McKinney.

He is survived by his father, Clarence David McKinney of Easley, SC; two sisters, Julie McKinney of Morgantown, WV and Jill Niess of Warren, OH; 3 brothers, David McKinney (Erin) of Fort Mill, SC, John McKinney (Joy) of Simpsonville, SC, and Scott McKinney (Emily) of Williamston, SC; wife, Tracy Mancini McKinney of Boca Raton, FL; and eleven nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 5:00 -8:00pm at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at 311 Century Dr., Greenville, SC 29607. A private family burial will take place in Dunbar, WV, at a later date.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful healthcare workers that have cared for Tim over the past year. They became a huge part of the McKinney family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville Humane Society at 205 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607. Online memorials may be left at www.mackeycenturydrive.com.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Bill Brothers

June 29, 2021

Dave and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My niece works at the dealership and when I needed a car a few years ago, they cherry picked exactly what I wanted; Tim was the one that got it and Dave sold it to me. Tim was a good man and will be missed by so many.

Bill Brothers

Maria Gabriela Morillo

June 23, 2021

My dear Tim,

It's hard to believe you are no longer with us. Your heart of gold, generosity, and kindness will remain in my heart forever.
My sincere condolences to the family for such a great loss. Rest in peace my dear Tim. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

May your loving memories carry on those who knew you.

XOXO Gaby




Kimberley Bagley

June 21, 2021

What a life well lived. His example, even in his last year of life, will only inspire me to be a better person. I am grateful to have crossed paths with him and thankful, he can rest easy now. Praying for his family.

Regan Rooney

June 21, 2021

Tim’s soul was old school. I knew him as adventurous, intelligent, spontaneous, generous and sentimental with always an eye and appreciation for beauty.
My sincerest condolences to his family.
Regan Rooney

Fernando Geiss

June 18, 2021

We are very sorry to learn about the passing of Tim. Our thought and our prayers are with the family.

Sincerely, Fernando and Rose-Marie Geiss.

Jeremy Johnson

June 18, 2021

I just can't express how much Tim will be missed. The years I've worked for him, he has been such a great influence on so many lives by through his endless accomplishments. He always had such a great heart and was always helping to improve the lives of so many. A true legend of his time that will never be forgotten!

Earl Botkin

June 16, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I'm sure this is a very hard time for all of you and I will be praying for your family.

mike frye

June 16, 2021

Remember Tim well. Coached him in summer baseball. He had a strong desire to please others in his constant quest for perfection on the ball field. I know that this fueled his success in his life. RIP TIM. Prayers for the McKinney Family.

Cynthia Perrow

June 15, 2021

Timmy was one of my oldest friends, we met at 5 years old for kindergarten. My sympathies to the McKinney family.

Pam Carmichael

June 15, 2021

Tim was a very close friend for the past 11 years. He was compassionate, kind and caring who always put others first.
He was truly a remarkable man with such gratitude and dignity, with that I am honored to have been a special part of his life.

"I am better for knowing you, better for loving you, better for having met you. May you be as blessed in the next life, my friend, as I was in this one by knowing you."

RIP Tim
Always,
Pam

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