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Keith Guy McKinley
April 4, 1955 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Keith McKinley Obituary
Keith Guy McKinley, age 68, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Mt. Sterling, Ohio on November 7, 2023. Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Ann McKinley and father, Kenneth Joe McKinley. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joni McKinley; siblings Vickie Lewis, Mark McKinley, Jan (Steve) Brofford and Beth (Paul) Hazel; children Damion (Christine) Manns, Eric (Tracie) Manns, Dennis (Shelly Kreager) McKinley and Mandi (Craig) Dyer; grandchildren Andy, Brianna, Calista, Chase, Kambree, Owen, Sabella, McKenna and Dorian; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Keith treasured his land and home in the country, and he loved living surrounded by his friends and family on Junk Road; family David & Lynda (deceased) Junk, David (Natasha) Junk, Max, Nick, Jill (Tony) Jones, Kenley (Steve), Griffin and the “Junk Road” Manns family (all listed above).
Keith worked for Wilson Freight, where he met Joni, and retired from YRC in 2017. He was an avid Ohio State sports fan, but even more so a fan of his children and grandchildren, and any sport or activity they participated in, practically glowing with pride any time he had the chance to say their name. Keith was a lover of vinyl records, had a fascination with aviation, and carried with him a spark for adventure (i.e. dirt bike racing, Nascar-experience driving, and nearly anything else that involved a little risk).
Keith was a good and selfless man, and all who were given the privilege of having him in their lives knew they had a person that met them without judgement and always valued them for who they were, no questions asked. He knew how to make a heavy situation feel light. And he couldn’t help but find something within any conversation to twist into humor and inject at the very edge of “the right time”.
We will miss his earthly presence so much. But we will undoubtedly enjoy the memory, spirit and humor of Keith that will continue to live within us.
Private funeral services are being held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
If desired, donations in Keith's memory can be made to the Mt. Sterling Community Center at 164 E. Main Street, Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143 or the London H.E.L.P. House at 122 E. Center Street London, Ohio 43140.
The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main Street London, Ohio 43140, where condolences are encouraged to be shared online at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.