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Richard Aldon “Dick” McKinley, age 71, of Morley, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Michigan. The son of Ralph Aldon & Margaret (Rhodes) McKinley, he was born on November 28, 1941 in St. Johns and worked most of his life as a woodcutter.

Dick enjoyed driving race cars, fishing and especially being in the woods with his chainsaw. He also enjoyed being an Amish driver.. transporting them throughout the nation over many years.

Richard is survived by longtime friend and soul mate, Kay Harris; his chidlren, Richard McKinley Jr. of Muskegon, Donna McKinley of Muskegon, Sandy Tiffany of Fenwick, Mike Antoine of Greenville, and Melissa McKinley of Trufant. Richard also is survived by several siblings, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to come celebrate Dick’s life at a memorial service on Saturday, March 2, 2013 beginning at 12:00 Noon at the Deerfield Township Hall, 396 E. Fourth Street, Morley, Michigan 49336. Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Deb Priest on March 2, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I will miss you dearly my friend.I will always keep your memory close.Rest in heavenly peace until we meet again.

  2. Maria Mckinley on April 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for the best year’s of my life. You left behind six precious childeren. That truly miss you. I know that your no longer suffering,the memories that we shared will forever be embedded in my heart.

  3. Randall J. Betser on April 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    You were the best friend anyone could ever ask for. The memories of your kindness as well as words of wisdome will alway’s stay in my heart. Thank you for being my brother/inlaw. May you be blessed,peace be with you my friend.

  4. Jacob Moore on August 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Richard you were like a grandpa to me you always made me happy and that made me want to come over all the time.One day i will die and see you again.Thank you for all you did when you were here and we will all think good thoughts of you.We all love you so much.

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