Harry “Red” McKinnie, 81 of Morrisonville passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 3:25 PM at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 19, 1932 at Morrisonville the son of John W. and Ethel (Jarrett) McKinnie. He married Virginia L. Todt on May 19, 1955 at Taylorville; she preceded him in death on July 27, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents; Brothers, Cecil, William, Robert and Glenn McKinnie; Sisters, Marjorie Blount and Pearl Lewis.
Harry was co-owner of McKinnie Trucking and Feed for many years and worked for Louis Marsch, Inc. from 1969-2008 before his retirement. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Fighting Illini fan. He had a passion for raising livestock and very much loved his family. He was member of First Presbyterian Church and Leslie Reddick American Legion Post 721 both in Morrisonville. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include: Son, Doug (wife, Marcia) McKinnie of Taylorville, IL; Daughters, Donna Kemmerling (companion, Mike) and Becky Painter both of Morrisonville, IL and Brenda Clarke (life partner, Lori) of Greenville, IL; 9 Grandchildren, Byron (Misty) Painter, Bridgett Painter, Beau (Andrea) Painter, Tharin (Alicia) Clarke, Justin (Cara) McKinnie, Jordan (Chelsea) McKinnie, Mallory (Jarred) Rahar, Natasha (Gregory) Russell and Nathan Kemmerling; 7 Great Grandchildren; Brother, Ray (wife, Judy) McKinnie of Morrisonville, IL; Sister, Jean (husband, Ray) Montgomery of Morrisonville, IL; Many Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville.
Memorials are suggested to Morrisonville Community Ambulance or American Legion Post 721.
Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements. (217-526-3131)