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October 29, 1947 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 70)

Dexter McKinney, age 70, of Monticello, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the Bluegrass Hospice Center of St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Born August 29, 1947, in Troy, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Ancil and Susie Matilda (King) McKinney.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Sharyan Lee (Kidd) McKinney a sister: Sandra Jean McKinney and a grandson, Dayton Plemons.

Surviving family include a son, Kenny McKinney (wife Heather) of Pine Knot, Kentucky, three daughters: Charlotte Smith (husband Tony) of Pine Knot, Emily Plemons (husband Daniel) of Corning, Arkansas, and Katie Shelby (husband Isaac) of Clarksville, Tennessee.  Brothers include Frank McKinney (wife Janet) of Wilmore, Kentucky, Danny McKinney (wife Debbie) of Lexington, Steve McKinney (wife Angel) of Manteca, California, sisters: Virginia Chapman of Richmond, Kentucky, Pearl Luttrell of Richmond, Ree Azevedo of Castro Valley, California, and Carlen McKinney, of San Leandro, California.

Grandchildren are Travis Smith, Chelsea (and Michael) Crawford, Sydney Pruitt, Abby Perry, Carson McKinney, Chase Perry, Maddux McKinney, Ryan Smith, Grady Plemons, Piper Plemons, and Arynn Plemons.  There is one great-grandchild: Cali Crawford.

Dexter was a retired Kentucky State Police Detective and a member of the Lockett’s Chapel United Methodist Church and enjoyed mission trips.  He had served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was an avid Kentucky Basketball fan.  He like farming and horses.   He loved his family and spending time with his precious grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lockett’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Monticello.  Burial will be at the Dotson Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday after 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

 Service Information

January 2, 2018

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
McCreary County Funeral Home
PO BOX 456 / 48 W Hwy 700
Whitley City, KY 42653

Funeral Service
January 3, 2018

2:00 PM
HWY 1275 N
MONTICELLO, Kentucky 42633

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