JONESBORO — Larry Rafe McKinney, 81, of Jonesboro passed from this life Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.

He was born to the late Rafe and Ruby McKinney on Jan. 27, 1940, in Paragould.

Larry attended Mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Jonesboro with his wife, Mary.

He enjoyed fox hunting and watching Cardinals baseball and Arkansas Razorback football and basketball.

Larry’s grandchildren were a special part of his life. He always made sure to be a part of their lives and attend all of their events.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Jackie McKinney, and sister, Willodean Bolar.

Larry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary McKinney of the home; sons, Wayne McKinney (Andrea) of Jonesboro and Stanis McKinney of Atlanta; daughters, Catherine McNabb (Tony) of Batesville and Anita McKinney of Blytheville; brothers, Dr. Dan McKinney (Linda) of Branson, Mo., and Mike McKinney (Beverly) of Paragould; sisters, Ouida Draffon (Roy) of Paragould and Wanda Smith of Phoenix; grandchildren, Jackson McKinney (Erin), Alexandrea McNabb, Cole McKinney, Maggie McNabb and Braden McKinney; brother-in-law, Bill Bolar; and sisters-in-law, Theresa Oltmann (Keith) and Pat Harrell.

Larry also leaves behind a host of other family and friends to cherish his memory.

There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. today in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Paragould with Heath Vines officiating. Visitation was Monday at Emerson Funeral Home.

The pallbearers will be Jackson McKinney, Cole McKinney, Braden McKinney, Keith Oltmann, Tony McNabb and Stacey Rice.

The honorary pallbearers will be Alexandrea McNabb and Maggie McNabb.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E. Matthews Ave., Jonesboro 72401.

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