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Visitation: 2:00 to 3:00 Saturday March 16, 2019 First Baptist Church Kannapolis, NC
Service: Celebration of Life Service 3:00 PM Saturday March 16, 2019 First Baptist Church Kannapolis, NC
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Ronald (Ron) Gene McKinney, 70, of Kannapolis passed away peacefully at his residence on March 7, 2019. He was born November 30, 1948 in Wake County, a son of the late Johnnie and Nora Elizabeth Honeycutt McKinney.

Ron graduated from NC State with a degree in Textile Chemistry. He retired from Mastercraft (formerly Collins&Aikman) where he was a Process Chemist. After retiring, he drove for Enterprise Car Rental. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday school teacher, worked with RA’s, and was a member of the Baptist Men. Ron was an avid sports fan, especially an NC State Wolfpack fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sharon Collins McKinney; three children, Beth McKinney, fiancé Jason Hill, Michael McKinney, wife Charity, John McKinney, wife Gabrielle; granddaughter, Annabelle McKinney; and two brothers, Steve McKinney, wife Sharon and Craig McKinney, wife Gina.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, March 16, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 101 N. Main Street, Kannapolis officiated by Rev. Tom Cabaniss. His family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 until 3:00 PM prior to the service.

In memory of Ron, donations may be sent to Organic Acidemia Association, www.oaanews.org This goes to fund research towards treatment and cures for metabolic disorders which his granddaughter has.
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From: Cathy Rickard Lang
"Sharon, Condolences to you and your family. May God surround you with His love."
From: Darnell
"My sincere condolences to your family. God promises to fortify you and hold your hand during this difficult time Isaiah 41:10,13. Continue to rely on Him for comfort and strength."
From: Sandy Weaver
"I am sorry for your loss, and I will be praying for you to have peace and strength during this difficult time."
From: Gene Sloop
"Ron was a good friend my prayers go out to the family"
From: Glenda, Norman and Brian Watson
"We are deeply saddened to hear of Ron's passing. Our love and prayers for Sharon, the children and especially Annabelle. Ron's quiet wisdom and Christian spirit brought joy to the entire extended family. Love you cousin."
From: The Morris family
"We are all so saddened by Ron's passing. He was a kind, sweet and caring soul. Having known him was indeed a blessing."
From: Gene Aldridge
"I worked with Ron at Enterprise for 8 yrs. He never said anything bad anybody, Ron will be miss by all the drivers. May God be with ths family in this time sorrow."
From: Kathy Allen
"I can't believe this. But my prayers goes out to the family."
From: Brenda McCoin Combs
"Sharon so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . May God comfort you in the days ahead as only he can."
From: Cherie Ward
"Sharon, may God comfort you and your family during this time. May He grant you His peace that passes all understanding."
From: Kay Hayworth
"Condolences to you and your family,"
From: Danette Austin
"I am so very sorry for your loss, Praying for peace in all your hearts forever, God Please give them strength through this trying time."
From: Jacqueline Greene
"To the family of Ron McKinney, My deepest condolences are with you. Ron was a wonderful man, we worked together at Enterprise. Ron was one of the first people I met when I transferred to Charlotte from Michigan almost 5 years ago. He will truly be missed, and to the family, be strong and keep your head up."