Gary McKinnon, 64, of Hoboken, died Thursday night (Dec. 13, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after a sudden illness.
He was born in Waycross to the late Winferd James McKinnon and Eula Stanley McKinnon and made Waycross and Brantley County his home for the majority of his life.
He worked for CSX Railroad in the Rice Yard’s Back Shop. He retired in 2014 after 35 years with the railroad. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, the Andy Hickox Sunday School Class and the Joy Group.
After his retirement from the railroad, he enjoyed stump grinding with his brother Burrell and working with all types of metal in his shop behind his house.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kayla Danielle McLeod, his sister, Charlene “Char” McKinnon Kiser, and his brother, Leferrel McKinnon.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie McKinnon, of Hoboken, three children, Christy McLeod (husband, Howard), of Waycross, Amber Recob (husband, Stan), of Winter Garden, Fla., Dana Morgan (husband, Jon), of Hoboken, four grandchildren, Kyce McLeod, Ellie Morgan, Abbie Morgan, Brodie Morgan, two sisters, Teresa Frawley (husband, Michael), of Waycross, Cheryl Thomas, of Waycross, Burrell McKinnon (wife, Cynthia), of Hoboken, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today at the church from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. The family has requested Mr. McKinnon’s co-workers from CSX to serve as honorary pallbearers and should gather at the church by 1:45 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering,” 7136 Central Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503.
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