He was born July 30, 1939, in Brazil, as the son of Burdett and Pauline Niswonger McKinney.
He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1957. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1961 and became a music teacher. He was a member of the Jackson Township Band and often sang at various community churches. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Brazil.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother James McKinney, who passed away in April 2007.
He is survived by his son Richard Douglas McKinney, Terre Haute, granddaughter Allysen McKinney, Terre Haute, brother and sister-in-law Robert Joe McKinney and his wife Eileen, Brazil, sister-in-law Madonna McKinney, Brazil, special cousins Betty and Cecil Green, Barbara McCallie, Brazil, David and Cindy Niswonger, Terre Haute, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
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