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Richard E. McKinney


Last updated 1/6/2021 at 4:36pm

Richard E. McKinney, 93, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late William and Olive Lusk McKinney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 59 years, Rue Waldrop McKinney; his brother, Lee McKinney; and his sisters, Linda Black, Margaret Jenkins, Lola Cole and Thelma McKinney.

A United States veteran, he served in the Army Air Corps and aided in the cleanup of Japan immediately after the end of World War II. His fervent desire to serve his country led him to enter the service when he was j...

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