The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 22, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014



Roger Keaton McKinney

OCEANA — Roger Keaton McKinney, 62, of Oceana, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital.

He was born March 12, 1951, in Slab Fork, WV, a son of the late Bernard Burdette and Katherine Marie Pierce McKinney.

Roger was a member of the Crany Missionary Baptist Church. He loved all his family, church family and many friends. Roger was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers Herbert Lewis McKinney and Bernard Burdette McKinney, Jr.; a sister Shirley Jean McKinney; mother-in-law Madeleen Stepp; sister-in-law Charlene Blankenship; and special aunt Thelma Thompson.

Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years Geraldine Stepp McKinney; three sons Roger Wayne (Christy) McKinney and their children Douglas Keaton McKinney, and Molly Ann McKinney, Kevin Lee (Lenore) McKinney and their children Bethany LeeAnn McKinney, and Maria LeDawn McKinney, and Daniel Paul McKinney all of Oceana; four sisters Peggy (Morris) Niday of Crab Orchard, Billie Joyce (Tom) Cox of Stotesbury, Tina Lester of Richmond, VA, and JoAnn (Ron) Myatt of Belhaven, NC; two brothers Douglas Lee (Carol) McKinney of Coal City, and Harry Allen (Linda) McKinney of Stotesbury; father-in-law Grover Stepp of Crany; sister-in-law Evealene (Steve) Elkins of Lynco; two brothers-in-law Bennie (Becky) Stepp, and Kenneth (Nina) Stepp all of Crany; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the Crany Missionary Baptist Church, Crany, WV, with Pastor James Walker and his son Kevin Lee McKinney officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Stepp Family Cemetery, Crany, WV. Military Rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home.

Family and friends will serve as pall bearers. Honorary pall bearers will be Doyle Johnson, and Bud Smith who were his fishing buddies.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.

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