MOUNT VERNON — Michael C. McKinley Sr., 60, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Mount Vernon to the late Francis Lynn and Ida Mae (Busenburg) McKinley. Mike worked as a mechanic for Ostrander and retired from TRW in Mount Vernon. He was a proud coach and father in the Mount Vernon Little League and Mount Vernon Softball Associations. Mike enjoyed building, flying and maintaining radio controlled model airplanes.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Litzenberg) McKinley; his children, Michele (Mike) Jacquet, Michael (Robin) McKinley Jr. and Jody (Nicole) McKinley, all of Mount Vernon; stepchildren, Tanya Akins, Jamie (Carla) Akins, Joel Akins and Erica Frye, all of Mount Vernon; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Lynn McKinley of Howard; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. A private burial will be held at Millwood cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212; or to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Michael C. McKinley Sr.