Jerry Max McKinney (80) of rural Dieterich, formerly of Mattoon


Published on May 2 2012 1:24 pm

Jerry Max McKinney, age 80, of rural Dieterich, IL and former resident of Mattoon, IL passed away at 10:30 PM – Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services celebrating Jerry’s life will be held at 12:00 Noon – Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Headyville Christian Church in Dieterich, IL with Bro. Carroll Ross officiating.  Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, IL.  Visitation will be held 1 hour before the services in the church.  In loving memory of Jerry, memorials may be made to the Feed the Children P.O. Box 36 Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Jerry was born on October 11, 1931 in Jasper County, IL the son of Fred and Hazel (Chesnut) McKinney.  He married Virginia Lewis on November 17, 1950 in Dieterich.  Jerry retired from General Electric in Mattoon after 38 years of service.

Jerry is survived by: Wife of 61 years – Virginia McKinney of Dieterich, IL...Sons – Mike (Tina) McKinney of Dieterich, IL and Jeff (Kelly) McKinney of Ft. Mills, SC...Grandsons – Matthew McKinney of Ft. Mills, SC and Todd McKinney of Ft. Mills, SC...Sister – Shirley (Lowell) Kepley of Ingraham, IL

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.