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“Condolences to the Mckinney Family. Sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. Praying that God will grant you comfort and peace. The Moorer and Jacksons...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Addie Jackson - Atlanta, GA

“Condolences to the Mckinney Family. Sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. Praying that God will grant you comfort and peace. The Moorer and Jacksons...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Addie Jackson - Atlanta, GA

“WHEN I RECALL THE MEMORIES OF THE DAYS GONE BY...Norris HS Song!This is Rev. Joseph Stafford Rowser, Jr., oldest of 3 sons (Stafford, Reginald and...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Rev. Joseph Stafford Rowser, Jr. - AL

“Ronald,Angela,Kishaand Family. I was Sad to hear the passing of your beloved Father. He was an awesome man in our community. I will never forget how...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jennifer Williams - Battle Creek, MI

“Clark,Miss u but never forgotten Purple Rain U (I)did it ur way Clark Luv U ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Cynthia Sanchez - Madison, AL

“Cynthia ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Sanchez - Madison, AL

“I pray that god's grace and mercy will comfort in times such as these.youare in my prayers. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Emma Mostella - Gadsden, AL

“My Deepest Condolences In The Home going Of Wayne!!! Praying For God To Comfort and Strengthen You All!!! Look To The Hills From Whence Cometh Your...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda Murphy - Battle Creek, MI

“Our sincere condolences and prayers to all the family. His memories will forever be in our hearts. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Michella & Ms Emma Lois Cylar - AL

“Wayne, Look to the hills from whence cometh your help as it comes from the Lord God Almighty. My condolences to you the family. I loved Wayne and he...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Mary L Castleberry - Huntsville, AL

“Sad news for our Attalla family!! My condolences ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Marilyn Rowe - Gadsden, AL

“Sincere condolences and sympathy ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Moorer - Gadsden, AL

“I tried not long ago to find Wayne to check on him. Last time we met we sat and talked for several hours which I greatly enjoyed, he was a great...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Gilbreath - Fort Payne, AL

“My condolences to the McKinney Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Anita Hunt - Dayton, OH - Friend

“Remembering Wayne this morning, classmate, teammate, friend Etowah High School class of 69. FYI, Wayne #44 was the MVP in the 1968 Charity Bowl game....Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: John Phillips - Attalla, AL

“RIP my old buddy!Pearl ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: william Pearlman - battle creek, MI

“RIH my old friend and flag football teammate. You will be truly missed. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Lonzo Warren - Battle Creek, MI

“Heartfelt Condolences and Continued Prayers for the Family!Blessings and Love Sharon Miller and FamilyBattle Creek, MI 49037 ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Sharom Miller - Battle Creek, MI

“Condelences in the loss of yourlove one.Mertis Morris and family ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Mertis Morris - battle creek, MI

“Prayers and condolences for the McKinney family. He will truly be missed. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Dajak (Jock) Williams

“Wayne, I appreciated your friendship through the years and will forever cherish fond memories shared with you, Diane, Skuttlebug and Jerry. They...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Bettye Thomas-Gilkey - Atlanta, GA

“Rest Bro ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Dave Stewart - Portage, MI

“Awesome coach, encourager, neighborhood Dad and champion. Praying Gods Comforts over your family ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Eric Morris - Battle Creek

“To the family, sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Vasanta and Wayne Thompson - MI


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Wayne Clark Mckinney was born in Attalla, Alabama on December 31, 1950. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John Kelley McKinney and Ethel Lee (Gibbs) McKinney, his brother Jerry Garfield McKinney. He leaves behind his sister Linda Gail Harris and his aunt Mary Hollman.

Wayne married his former wife Sherrillyn Diane (Hoyt) Moore in 1969. The two were married for 26 years raising three children, one son, Ronald Dewayne McKinney, and two daughters, Angela Demetria Mckinney, and Tekesha Denise Rose. The three siblings blessed their parents with one granddaughter, Qyanna Rose, five grandsons, Akil K. McKinney, Maurice Rose, III, Ahmed W. McKinney, Austin K. McKinney, Nathaniel Lynn, and one great grandson, Akil K. Mckinney, Jr.

Wayne attended Alabama A & M in Huntsville, Alabama on a football scholarship. He received a bachelors of Business Administration from Cleary University. Wayne played semi-pro football until retiring in his early thirties. During his children's elementary years, he was the athletic coach for Dudley Elementary and he's still referred to by many as "Coach". He prided himself at being physically active and was a long-time member of the Battle Creek Y-Center.

Wayne was a beloved uncle to his siblings' children, Kiesha Askew, Tamieka Chestnut, and Ayanna Wise. He was lovingly considered a brother and uncle to his wife's eight siblings and their children, thus leaving behind numerous nieces and nephews. He loved his family and community. He was a 50 year resident of Battle Creek, Michigan and was known to be a great supporter of the youth in the community. He was a familiar face at local athletic events, graduations, and community gatherings.

Wayne accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and savior at an early age. He knew the Lord and the Lord knew him. He liked Psalm 121:1 " I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help."

Wayne is survived by his three children, Angela McKinney, Ronald McKinney and Tekesha Rose. Wayne was loved and his life will be celebrated by his family and friends through the many great memories he leaves behind.

A private funeral service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held at a later date. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.