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Melvin Wayne McKinnie, Sr.

January 1, 1958 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Melvin McKinnie, Sr. Obituary

Melvin Wayne McKinnie, Sr.

January 1, 1958 ~ December 1, 2023

65 Years Old

Melvin Wayne McKinnie, Sr. passed away on Friday December 1, 2023.  He was born on January 1, 1958 to the late Leon and Lue Ella McKinnie where he was the seventh of nine children.

His funeral service was held on Saturday December 16, 2023 at Greater New Hope MB Church with Minister Melvin McKinnie, Jr. in charge.  Burial was in the Bolivar Community Cemetey and Dixie Funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.  

He was employed since 1984 with the Bolivar Energy Authority Right of Way department.  He also worked at MTD and Harmon Automotive, until he retired from BEA in 2022.  He also had a house painting business that he started after graduating from high school.  

He was a member of Greater New Hope MBC where he sang in the Male Chorus and was the president for over thirty years.  He was a church Trustee and devotional song leader.

He was married to Nettie Mckinnie, where one son was born to this relationship, and later to Gertrude Poplar McKinnie, where he helped raise a daughter and one son was born to the relationship.  

Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, Johnnie and Willie T. McKinnie.

He leaves to cherish his memory his memory his sons, Melvin (Gracy), Jr. and Antomareo McKinnie, daughter, Sotina (Michael) Strickland; siblings, Robert (Jeanette), LC (Mable), Bishop Curtis (Alice) and Linda McKinnie, Verna Mae Harper and Sandra Hicks; two grandchildren; many other relatives and friends that will truly miss him.

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Public Viewing
December 15, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

December 15, 2023

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Funeral Service
December 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Greater New Hope MB Church
17970 Highway125
Bolivar, TN 38008


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