George Marvin McKinnieBenton, AR, 1939 - 2019
George Marvin McKinnie, 80, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with the Lord December 23, 2019. He was born May 21, 1939 in Hampton, Arkansas to the late George Hayes and Alice (Johnston) McKinnie.
George was an active member of Park Place Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked for years at the Arkansas Gazette as a page layout supervisor and at Little Rock Waste Water as a purchasing agent. George loved gardening. He liked to stay busy tending to his garden and doing yardwork. Family was so important to George. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and helping out with family cookouts. George was an avid Razorback Basketball fan.
Preceding George in death are his parents; and two brothers: James McKinnie and Donnie McKinnie. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Linda McKinnie; son, Steve McKinnie; two daughters: Gina McKinnie and Debbie Clay and her husband Jeff; four grandchildren: Justin Brown and wife Margie, Nathan McKinnie, Nikki Clay, and Dakota Clay; great-grandchild, Marlie Brown; sister, Dianne Nethken and husband William; and many family members and friends who love George and will miss him always.
Visitation held 10-11 a.m., Saturday, December 28, at Park Place Baptist Church, 22208 Interstate 30N, Bryant, Arkansas. Funeral service, officiated by Bro. Gary Lambright and Bro. Zane Clark, will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Calhoun County, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Published December 25, 2019
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Smith-Benton Funeral Home
322 N. Market St., Benton, AR