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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Thomas Joseph McKinley

March 13, 1931July 1, 2020
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Thomas Joseph McKinley, 89 years of age passed away at his home on July 1, 2020. He was born on March 13, 1931 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Homer and Mary Olivia (Ems) McKinley. Tom was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was the former owner and operator of McKinley and Sons Construction. He was a second degree black belt in Taekwondo and a member St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Along with his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brothers, George McKinley and Fred McKinley.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Joanne Combs McKinley; children, Mickey Hicks (Barry), Mike McKinley (Kathleen), Mary Kay Mattingly (Ronald), Matt McKinley (Karen), Margie Blair (Scott), Marc McKinley (Mindy); 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday, July 13, 2020 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 am Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 216 Scheller Avenue, Sellersburg, Indiana with burial and military honors to follow at New Albany National Cemetery in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfuneralservice.net

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 13, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Memories

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Eric & Mary Combs

July 7, 2020

Uncle Tom was a special uncle! He was a strong man with a peaceful spirit, an inspiration and an excellent role model. Our hearts and prayers are with you all!

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Lookin' for a Lunker! 2010

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Great grandaughter Aspen Rhodes 6/14/2020

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Lookin' for a Lunker! 2010

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Lake Fishin' 2010

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Biography

Thomas Joseph McKinley, 89 years of age passed away at his home on July 1, 2020. He was born on March 13, 1931 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Homer and Mary Olivia (Ems) McKinley. Tom was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was the former owner and operator of McKinley and Sons Construction. He was a second degree black belt in Taekwondo and a member St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Along with his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brothers, George McKinley and Fred McKinley.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Joanne Combs McKinley; children, Mickey Hicks (Barry), Mike McKinley (Kathleen), Mary Kay Mattingly (Ronald), Matt McKinley (Karen), Margie Blair (Scott), Marc McKinley (Mindy); 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday, July 13, 2020 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 am Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 216 Scheller Avenue, Sellersburg, Indiana with burial and military honors to follow at New Albany National Cemetery in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfuneralservice.net

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