James Richard McKinney Sr.

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James Richard McKinney Sr.

August 05, 1931 - July 26, 2018

James Richard McKinney Sr. James "Jim" Richard McKinney Sr., age 86, of Carthage, Mo., passed way Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo. He was born on Aug. 5, 1931, in Carthage, the son of Victor and Fay McKinney.
Jim was a 1951 graduate of Carthage High School. He was a veteran with the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean War.
He married Rachael Cunningham on Aug. 20, 1955, in Carthage.
He was employed with Atlas Chemical Company for 42 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Joplin, the Carthage Masonic Lodge, and the Carthage American Legion. Jim served on the Carthage City Council for 12 years, enjoyed RV trips visiting national parks with his wife, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, animals, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda McKinney; a great-grandson, Kolbin; a brother, Dick McKinney; and a sister, Marty Scheurich.
Survivors include his wife, Rachael, of the home; two sons, Jim McKinney Jr. (Sara), Edmond, Okla., and Joe McKinney, Miami, Okla.; five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Park Cemetery, Carthage. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until departing for the cemetery at the Knell Mortuary.
The family suggest contributions to the Joplin Humane Society, in care of the Knell Mortuary.
Published on July 29, 2018
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Mick Haffner
Jul 30, 2018
Worked many a shift with Jim at Atlas and was proud that he was my friend and mentor at the many jobs that I covered when I worked there.
Brian White
Jul 30, 2018
Great Man! Glad to have known him! Thought's and prayers for the family!