Frederick A. McKinney

Born: Mon., Oct. 30, 1939
Died: Fri., Sep. 7, 2018

Funeral Service


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
Location: Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church

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Frederick A. McKinney, 78, of Youngsville, PA, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at The Grove at New Wilmington.

He was born October 30, 1939 in Warren, PA, a son to the late Arthur and Rachel (Firth) McKinney. Fred was a supervisor in the oil fields, a blacksmith and an Equine Dentist throughout his life. He was an Equine 4-H leader, a member of the American Quarter Horse Association for about 35 years and also a member of the Appalachian Foundation Quarter Horse Association in PA and Nebraska. He enjoyed his horses, making lamps and coat trees from horseshoes, using a hot coal forge and having breakfast on Sunday morning with the breakfast club. Most of all, Fred loved being with his family.

Fred is survived by his wife, Shirley Hazeltine McKinney of Youngsville; his children, Jeffrey McKinney of Youngsville, PA, Scott (Stacey) McKinney of Chandlers Valley, PA and Christine (Rusty) Chapman of Lottsville, PA; his siblings, Patricia (Fazel) Rahman of Nova Scotia and Dale McKinney of Youngsville, PA; his grandchildren, Josh (Stephanie), Jennifer (Jason), Nicholas (Karissa), Andy (Hannah) and Tim (Amber); his great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Summer, Riley, Kiersten, Katelyn, Ava, Lilly and Maverick and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a brother, Keith McKinney and a sister-in-law, Mary McKinney.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown Street, Sugar Grove, PA 16350.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 3152 Little Road, Suite 146, Trinity, FL 34655 or to the Warren County Equine 4-H Club, 100 Dillon Drive, Suite 101, Youngsville, PA 16371.

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Debbie Crocker Lankins
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Shirley and family, So sorry for your loss. Remembering Fred from my 4H years. Sending my sympathy and prayers to all of you.

Susan Morris Burke and family
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Dear Shirley and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Our thoughts are with you.

Sue,Scott,Kelly, and Erin

Sherry peterson paddock
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Chris and family , so saddened to learn of your father's passing. I will always treasure the good times we had, especially our coffee time at new Beginnings.

Gael Clark
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Dear McKinney Family,
I am so sorry to hear that Fred has passed away. He was always very kind to me. I will always remember him fondly.
Rest in Peace Fred.

Terri Hornstrom
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Dear Aunt Shirley and family,
Uncle Fred will always be in my memory as bigger than life! His personality was boisterous but caring and my heart goes out to all of you.

Barb DeMontier
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts!

Marilyn Sheets
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Chris, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Rod and Becky Reese
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Jeff and family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless

Randy McKinney
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
McKinney Family , Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

Randy and Kay McKinney

Jim and Barb Emahizer
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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