It is with great sadness that we announce the death of James “Jimmy” Roland McKinney who passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 80. He was born August 12, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. His adoptive parents were the late Mora “Mac” and Bessie McKinney.
Jimmy attended duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating, he enlisted in the Army and then the Air Force. James moved to St. Thomas Virgin Islands where he owned and operated Warren Custom Brokerage. He also lived in O’ahu Hawaii, where he worked as a civilian at Schofield Barracks. Once he returned to Kentucky, he was reunited with Linda, his high school sweetheart and they married in 1994. In retirement they moved to Manchester, Tennessee. This is where they enjoyed the quiet and simple life of rural living. He loved to spend time outdoors working in his yard; he was a collector of cats and loved a good cigar. Jimmy had a smile that would light up a room, a devoted Christian who led by example. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Jimmy loved all his pets, especially his cat and constant companion, Tigger. Over his lifetime, he traveled the world, always interested in other cultures and meeting new people along the way.
He leaves to cherish in his memory, two daughters, Tina Marie McKinney (Christopher) and Christine Ann McKinney; one stepson, Robert Vaughn; grandchildren; and one brother, JR Penix.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Mora “Mac” and Bessie McKinney; his loving wife, Linda McKinney; and his son, Patrick McKinney.
The funeral service for Mr. McKinney will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 11th at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Caney Fork Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 1:00 PM until time for the service at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mr. McKinney. Please share your condolences with the family at www.morrisfamilyservices.com.