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Darrell D. McKinney, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:56 A.M. March 2, 2017 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born July 25, 1932 in Wayne County, Illinois to parents, Homer & Flossie (Smith) McKinney. He married Phyllis Friedman and she survives.
A Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time, 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Rob Hulbert officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon.
Darrell D. McKinney is survived by his wife, Phyllis McKinney of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter, Lana Herman of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandson, Jackson Herman of Sesser, Illinois; twin sister, Darlene Gillespie and husband, Robert of Bluford, Illinois; and 2 brothers, Ronnie McKinney and wife, Marsha of Bluford, Illinois and J. D. McKinney of Bluford, Illinois.
His parents and one brother, Marvin McKinney preceded him in death.
Darrell was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and worked as a truck driver for many years.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call (618) 214-0100 or visit www.newellfuenralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on March 3, 2017
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