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Sechrest Funeral Service

1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point, NC

OBITUARY

William Horace McKinney

September 24, 1918August 14, 2019
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Garner – William Horace McKinney passed away on August 14, 2019 in Garner, NC at the age of 100. He was born in High Point, NC, where he lived the majority of his life until he recently relocated to Garner.

Horace graduated from High Point College in 1940 and served in the US Navy during WWII. After completing his military service, he worked for the IRS until his retirement in 1980. He was a long-time member of Green Street Baptist Church, and his community involvement centered around Oasis Shriners and High Point Civitans.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life Fay McKinney, his parents William Howard and Lucy Duggins McKinney, sisters Tamarah McKinney and Hazel McKinney Marsh, and son-in-law Norman Wayne Veach.

Surviving Horace are his daughters Saundra Veach and Janice Draper, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Green Street Baptist Church in High Point on August 24th at 1:00 p.m., with funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Rev. C.W. Moss will conduct the celebration of Horace’s life, and interment will follow the service at Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family invites friends to gather at Green Street Baptist Church for a reception in Horace’s honor at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont.

Online condolences for William can be made at www.sechrestfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • William Howard McKinney, Father (deceased)
  • Lucy McKinney, Mother (deceased)
  • Fay Pendry McKinney, Wife (deceased)
  • Saundra Veach, Daughter
  • Wayne Veach, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Janice and husband Charlie Draper, Daughter
  • Tamarah McKinney, Sister (deceased)
  • Hazel Marsh, Sister (deceased)
  • William is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Timothy Chance Eller, Pallbearer
  • Chandler Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Luke Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Lance Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Coleman Young, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 24, 2019

Memories

William Horace McKinney

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SAM CLARKE

August 16, 2019

Horace and Fay and us would go to the beach for golf and canasta
many times spent together and a lot of laughter truly a very
kind good solid man. Our thoughts and prayers to you all
GOD BLESS

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Horace age 4

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Fay age 2

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Horace age 27, 1945

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Horace age 4

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Fay age 2

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Horace age 27, 1945

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