George Edward McKinley, 71, of Neelyville, Mo. passed away April 12, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 2, 1941 in Butler County, Missouri to the late Edward McKinley and Hazel Baumgardner.

on April 2, 1989 at St Louis, Missouri he was married to Cathy Comstock. She survives.

 Also surviving are his children;Tommy McKinley of Doniphan, Mo., Ponda Woods of Piggott, Arkansas, Brittany McKinley of Bloomfield, Mo. Two sisters, Laverne Robinson of Tony Alabama, Patty Thurston of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Two brothers, Charles  McKinley and Mike McKinley both of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.

George was preceded in death byone daughter Brenda Kay Gossett, his father Edward and Step-Mother Virginia Lily McKinley and his Mother.

Memorial visitation for Mr. McKinley will be Saturday April 20, 2013 starting at 4:00 pm and the memorial service following at 5:00 pm in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel of Neelyville, Mo.