OBITUARY

Joseph Alton McKinley

March 15, 1922January 1, 2013

Joseph Alton McKinley, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with Dr. Aubrey Sheats officiating and with Military Honors. The family will meet friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., on Friday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono.

Mr. McKinley was preceded in death last June by his wife of sixty-three years, Marie Hayes McKinley and was the son of the late J. William McKinley and Inez Hancock McKinley of Lamar County. A lifelong resident of Macon, he served with the U. S. Army during World War II and was awarded the EAMET Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. Mr. McKinley was in automotive body repair and was retired from Youman’s Chevrolet.

Survivors include the family he adored, his daughter, Debbie Grimsley of Macon; his grandchildren, Daniel Grimsley and Sarah Grimsley, both of Macon; his great grandson, Mason Grimsley of Macon; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Betty Hayes of Duncanville, TX and Ann Hayes of Thomaston and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 4, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

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Cheryl & Larry Harris

January 7, 2013

Doc was a loving, caring & gentle person. We have lived beside him & Marie for past 20+ years. He & Marie were like 2nd parents to us. We always helped each other out & watched out for Doc after Marie's passing. He will greatly be missed here in the circle.
Debbie please remember the good times.

January 4, 2013

Dennis, I'm so sorry about the loss of your Father-In-Law. He spoke so kindly of you and really cared for you. My Father, Walter Raleigh, was his & Mrs. McKinley's neighbor across the street for 50 years, and they all really cared about each other. My he rest in peace with his beloved Marie in a much better place now. Debbie, I hope you will find peace also.
Sincerely,
Earle Raleigh Flynn
Delta, Al.

Karen and Boyd Allen

January 3, 2013

Debbie may GOD provide you and your family the strength and comfort to say goodbye to your dad. Dont dwell on his passing but celebrate his life with your precious memories. He has now reunited with his long time love in the most beautiful place free of sickness and pain.

GOD Bless you.
Karen and Boyd Allen

Janice Fleming

January 3, 2013

Debbie, our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a very special and kind person and uncle. Our sympathy to you and the children and also to Dennis. Will miss him and also miss Aunt Marie. Love you. Tomorrow is Dad's birthday.

Karis Dykes

January 3, 2013

Dear Debbie and Family,
In your time of sorrow may you be comforted by your memories of your father. We pray that God will surround your family with his peace and comfort during this time.
Love,
Ronnie,Karis,Stacia Dykes

January 3, 2013

Dennis, I am so sorry to hear about your father in law. He seemed like such a sweet man. You were always so good about bringing him to the nursing home to see Ms.Marie. I thought for the longest time that they were your parents. I know you will miss him, but know he is in a better place. God bless you and your kids at this time.

Kim Sheppard

Donna Scarbrough

January 3, 2013

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

January 3, 2013

Dennis, I am so sorry to hear about your father in law. He seemed like such a sweet man. You were so good to him and Ms. Marie. You always brought him to see her at the nursing home. For a long time, I thought they were your parents. I know you will miss him, but know he is in a better place. God Bless you and your kids at this time.

Kim Sheppard

FROM THE FAMILY