Ronnie C â€œRonâ€ McKinley
Ronnie C. â€œRonâ€ McKinley, 77 of Crestview was called home suddenly by his savior, on Monday, May 25, 2020, Memorial Day. Ron was born in Sacramento, CA on July 27, 1942, he was raised in McAllen, TX, after , marrying, he moved to Connecticut where he retired as Chief Yeoman (E-7) with the U.S. Navy, after 20 years of honorable service, during which he was stationed on the USS Norton Sound and the USS Chicago, while serving during Vietnam War. After retiring he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Connecticut for 8 Â½ years. He then moved his family to Crestview in 1993, where he worked with Okaloosa Transportation for 21 years as a driver. Ron was a member of LifePoint Church where he served as an Usher, Guest Services and Soup Kitchen, he also volunteered on 3 mission trips. Ron was an avid history buff; he enjoyed the Civil War and WWII. Ronâ€™s heart was to serve people and volunteering to help others.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, James and Doris McKinley. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years: Illona R McKinley, sister-in-law Paula Adams (J. DeWayne Adams), two nieces Deanna Nelsen (Paul) of Lizella, GA, Donna Erskine ( Michael) of Shelton, Conn, two nephews; Alexander Nelsen of St Maryâ€™s, GA, Daniel Nelsen of Rosewell, GA, several cousins in Texas and many dear friends.
He will be missed by his wife Illona, whom he lovingly called his â€œlittle chickadeeâ€
Services will be held Saturday, May 30th at LifePoint Church, beginning at 11:00am with Pastor Michael Lugones. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11am Saturday at the Church.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warriors foundation.
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