Gary Keith McKenney

Friday, June 21, 2013

Gary Keith McKenney, 66, of Pollard, Ark., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

He was born on April 6, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Frank and Opal (Permenter) McKenney.

He was united in marriage to Gwen Irwin on June 1, 1996. Gwen preceded him in death on October 25, 2010.

Gary was a longtime member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Pollard, Ark. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, touring the farm, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals play ball.

Survivors include his daughter, Rachel Morgan and husband Mark of Harrisburg, Ark.; son, Garrett McKenney and wife Jennifer of Piggott, Ark.; four grandchildren: Gretchen Morgan, Vivian Morgan, Claire McKenney, and Nathan McKenney; two brothers: Lowell McKenney and wife Deanne of Rector, Ark., and Roger McKenney and wife Margie of Piggott, Ark.; sister, Brenda Fielder and husband Rick of Jonesboro, Ark.and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013in the New Hope Baptist Church in Pollard, Ark., with Loy Culver officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Pollard, Ark. Pallbearers were Don McNeeley, John Brawner, Luke Yount, Mike Lambert, Joseph Lambert and Cary Wilson with Nick Yount, John Yount and Marshall Little serving as honorary pallbearers. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held Thursday evening at the funeral home.