Robert McKinney

Robert "Wayne" McKinney

Saturday, December 16th, 1950 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Robert “Wayne” McKinney, 69, Independence, MO passed away Feb. 7, 2020. Committal services will be 1 pm, Friday, Feb. 14 at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Visitation will be 6 – 8 pm, Thursday, Feb. 13 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055.
Wayne was born Dec. 16, 1950 in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Van Horn High School. He graduated from the DeVry Institute with a degree in Electronics Engineering. He worked for Toshiba until his retirement. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He loved baseball – his favorite player was Mickey Mantle and was a Royals fan.
He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He was a member of the Noland Road Baptist Church.
Wayne is survived by his wife Lihua “Tomi” McKinney of the home; daughters Melanie Smolen and husband Ben, Ottawa, KS; Cynthia McKinney and husband Joe Champlin, Houston, TX; sons Brian McKinney, Independence MO; Kevin McKinney and wife Janell, Blue Springs, MO; sister Gail Mann and husband Steve, Edwards, MO; grandchildren Cara Yuen, Ottawa, KS; Jordan McKinney, Independence, MO; Briley Smolen, Ottawa, KS; Victoria McKinney, Blue Springs, MO and Paisley McKinney, Independence, MO and nephew Zach Tyree, Chicago, IL.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
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  • Service

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 1:00pm
    Missouri State Veterans Cemetery
    Higginsville, MO
  • Interment

    Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery, Higginsville, MO

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