Rodney Dale McKinney

July 25, 1950November 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ Rodney Dale McKinney, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at his home.

Born July 25, 1950 in Pekin to Jewel and Vera Vivian (Rigdon) McKinney.

Surviving are three sons, Michael (Ashley) McKinney, Nathan McKinney, Rodney Dale McKinney II; one grandchild, Everly McKinney; two brothers, Rick McKinney, Dennis (Kimberly) McKinney; two sisters, Beverly McKinney, Marilyn Dale; many nieces and nephews, and three beloved dogs, Dixie, Stretch, and Blu.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Mike and Ronald McKinney.

Rodney was self-employed for many years in property maintenance.

He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, and mushroom hunting. He loved spending time with his friends, family and grandchild. He was a dog lover, and his dogs were his life.

Rodney served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the National Defense Medal, Purple Heart and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He will not only be known as a loving father, grandfather, brother, and son, but as a Proud United States Army Vietnam Veteran.

Burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield will be held at a later date.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory Pekin. No services are scheduled do to Covid-19. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

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Toni Rose

November 25, 2020

Rod I am gonna miss you in so many ways. You were a great neighbor, friend, and a night and shinning armor a few times. We had the best neighbor hood get togethers with some amazing food , friends, family, music, and fireworks. Just as good as the park. Lol you were never greedy. You shared everything. You gave people jobs that they could support their family with. I still have a bag of fish in my freezer that I’m gonna cherish that much more. I will never forget you and always love the friend I had in you. RIP Rodney β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ™βœοΈ

Tracie Conklin Lines

November 25, 2020

I worked with Rod at Stropes Real Estate where he was my top maintenance man. He was so easy to talk to not only about work but also about personal issues. Rod was an amazing & caring man that could solve any problems that came his way. I know he will be missed by so many.
RIP Rod.. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Andrea Brackney

November 25, 2020

Rest easy Rodney, it's definitely not going to be the same around here without you barking at all of us ☺️

Scott Brackney

November 24, 2020

Thank you for all the fun fishing trips together. Also thank you for being a awsome uncle. R.I.P. πŸŽ£πŸ™ ...

Mike Green

November 23, 2020

Rod you will truly be miss thank you for all the good times think you for being a brother & a father and the wisdom you gave to me God bless you your friend Michael Green

Chloe Brackney

November 22, 2020

Rodney was a fun caring humorous person he always knew how to make me laugh. He was my neighbor an my uncle. Sad gone too soon. I love you you'll truly b missed


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