Edward D. McKinnis, Sr.
Edward D. “Ed” McKinnis, Sr., 81, of Choctaw, Oklahoma passed away on May 26, 2012. Ed was born July 25, 1930, in Meade, Kansas, to Evan D. and Velma Erma (Harris) McKinnis. After his parents passing, Ed went to live with Louis and Mary Budde of Meade, Kansas. Ed served in the U.S. Navy and spent his career as a carpenter. He loved farming, fishing and always had a joke or story to tell you. He might even sing you a song if the notion struck him. He married Etta Marie Austin on June 30, 1950. He is survived by his wife, Etta McKinnis; son, Edward D. McKinnis, Jr. and his wife, Gloria; daughters, Dianna Hopping and husband, Brent, and Marilyn McKinnis; grandchildren and great grandchildren; foster sisters, Louis (Budde) De Laurentis and Nelda (Budde) Kubat; and extended family.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 11 am at Graceland Cemetery, Meade, Kansas with Pastor Brent Hopping presiding.
Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette, was in charge of arrangements.