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Kelly McKinney


December 6, 1962
December 27, 2017


Kelly Lynn McKinney, 55, of Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. He was born the son of John H. and Joan Lois (Whitaker) Thompson on December 6, 1962 in Scott Airforce Base.

Kelly is survived in life by his son, Josh Weaver of TN; his brothers, Jimmy Thompson of Centralia, LeRoy Thompson and wife Eileen of Vernon, Brian Thompson and wife Heidi of Vernon; sisters, Kathy Richeson and husband Brad of Vernon.

Kelly is preceded in death by brothers, Johnny Thompson and David Thompson; daughter, Tiffany Hands.

Kelly worked for the saw mill in Vernon for many years. With his free time Kelly was definitely an outdoor lover. He enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden growing tomatoes. Kelly was a true fisherman and enjoyed sharing good conversation over a beer. Kelly will especially be remembered as a devoted son.

Per Kelly’s wishes he will be cremated. Memorial contributions can be made in Kelly’s honor to the family’s wishes. Online condolences and memories of Kelly may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.