The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, December 23, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 110 South McDuffie Street, Buena Vista, Georgia. Burial will follow in Buena Vista City Cemetery.
George McKinney Jr., was born in Buena Vista, Georgia, Marion County to Bobbie L. McKinney and the late George McKinney, Sr. on January 22, 1957. He was preceded in death by one brother, Alfred A. McKinney. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was educated in the public school system of Marion County and was a 1974 graduate of Marion County High School. Following high school he enlisted into the United States Army where he served our country proudly for six years. George was also employed over the years as a custodian at Georgia Tech and a painter/maintenance worker for an apartment complex. George was known for his love of family and friends with his daily phone calls saying, “I’m just checking in."
He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Kimberly McKinney-Brown (Levy), Roswell, Georgia, Michelle Clark (Michael), Decatur, Georgia; six grandchildren; a loving mother, Bobbie L. McKinney, Buena Vista, Georgia; six caring siblings, Gwendolyn Huspeth, Birmingham, Alabama, Bobbie B. King (Willie), Conyers, Georgia, Darlene Clayton (Billy), Buena Vista, Georgia, Annie C. Irving (Curtis), Columbus, Georgia, Rose Times (Rickey), McDonough, Georgia, Dorothy Peavy (Alexander), Buena Vista, Georgia; and host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends including a devoted friend Frankie Carter.