Charles Eugene McKinney was born on July 4, 1933 in western Kansas; the son of Alva and Hazel (Reynolds) McKinney. He married the love of his life Nona Darlene (Smith) Barkus-McKinney on December 24, 1979. Charles served his country during the Korean War. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and loved attending and watching their games. He enjoyed being outdoors, farming, working with cattle and spending time with his dog Zoey. His greatest joys in life was his family which includes; Step-children, Wade (Peggy) Barkus of Leon, Kansas, Aaron (Pam) Barkus of Augusta, Kansas, Vaughn Barkus of Leon, Kansas; Daughter, Carol Fisher of Leon, Kansas; 12 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren. Charles passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Augusta, Kansas at the age of 86. He is proceeded in death by his parents; wife, Nona; stillborn sister, sister, Dorothy Driskell and grandson, Justin Barkus. Graveside service for Charles will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Kansas. Memorial Contributions in his name may be directed to Diabetes Association. Please sign his online guestbook at www.carlsoncolonial.com.
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