Robert L. McKinsey Sr., 78

APRIL 4, 1934-MAY 8, 2012

May 09, 2012
  • McKinsey

Robert Leroy McKinsey Sr., 78, of 8531 Neck Road, Williamsport, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Wednesday, April 4, 1934, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late John Cornelius McKinsey and Helen Ninamay Boyer McKinsey.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary J. McKinsey, in 2008.

He was employed by General Motors in Martinsburg, retiring in 1998. He was formerly employed at Snook's Poultry and Fairchild Aircraft.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1961. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple. Robert was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Carolyne L. Cox of Falling Waters, W.Va., Tonya M. Embly of Herndon, Va., Christina L. Parrish of Alma, Ga., Mary M. Colliflower of Williamsport and Patricia Ann Turnbull of Hagerstown; sons, Robert L. McKinsey Jr. and Boyd L. McKinsey, both of Williamsport; granddaughters whom he raised, Heather D. Speaker and Ashley M. Hewitt, both of Hagerstown; sisters, Valerie J. Polley of Williamsport, Lorretta May Thompson of Hagerstown, Betty Jean Grove of Hagerstown and Jeanette D. Vaughn of Downsville, Md.; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa D. Mullendore; sister, Dolores V. Polley; brother, John C. McKinsey; and granddaughter, Alicia Cox.

The family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Friday, May 11,  from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held privately with the family.

Interment will be at the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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