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Frank McKinney

June 26, 1935 ~ February 27, 2018 (age 82)



Mr. Frank McKinney, age 82, of Swannanoa, formerly of Marion, passed away at the John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 after a period of declining health.  Frank was a native of Marion, born on June 26, 1935 to the late Tressie McKinney.  He was retired from Gerber Baby Food Co. in Asheville where he worked in the Maintenance Department.  Frank enjoyed working and was a jack-of-all-trades who worked hard and provided well for his family.  A loving and caring man, he loved nothing better than to be around his family and friends and make folks smile and laugh.  He was a definitely a Dale Earnhart fan!


Surviving is a wife, Patsy "Lou" McKinney; three children, Angie Martin of Asheville, Debra Fore of Marion, and Dustin McKinney of the home; a half-sister, Brenda Foster; three grandchildren including  his beloved grandson, Braxton McKinney; and five great-grandchildren.


A service of remembrance and celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:0 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  




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