Loren Allen McKinney, Jr., 78, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 am February 24, 2021 at McLeansboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was born September 26, 1942 in Saint Charles, Illinois to the late Loren Allen and and Eleanor Maude (Williams) McKinney, Sr. Loren married Sylvia (LaVoie) McKinney on June 12, 1971. They were blessed with 49 years of marriage.
In addition to his beloved wife, Loren is survived by his sons, Loren Allen McKinney, III of Alabama and Glen Travis McKinney of Virginia; several grandchildren; and two sisters, Loretta DeBoer and husband, Roy of Florida and Linda SanJuan and husband, Ralph of Kansas.
In addition to his parents, Loren was preceded in death by his siblings, Eleanor Sue Marshal and Charles Elbert McKinney.
Loren proudly served his country as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He retired after 20 years of service. Loren was a faithful member of Logan Street Baptist Church. He cherished the time he shared with his family, most of all. Loren will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
A Visitation will be held Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:30 pm with Reverend Denver Ayres officiating. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #141. Memorials may be made in Loren’s honor to the ALS Association.
Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone to wear a mask. They will be made available, upon request.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.