Ronald L McKinney Obituary
With profound sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Ron McKinney, 81, who died peacefully at home, Sunday, December 13, 2020. Ron was born in Kentucky and grew up in Umatilla, Florida. After graduating high school, he left Florida for the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. While in college, he met his wife Beverly, also of Florida.
Ron had a long career in the textile industry. He worked with several companies, including The Bibb Company, West Point Pepperell, and Burlington Industries. Ron began his career as a dye-chemist for A & M Karagheusian in 1962, and in 2007, he retired as Vice President of Manufacturing from Koninklijke Ten Cate Geosynthetics.
He leaves his widow, Beverly, their three children, Sandy, Michael (Julie), & Julie, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In the words of his grandchildren, he was kind-hearted, selfless, and gentle. His brilliant sense of humor and his calm perspective will be missed by all who knew him.
A private memorial service to be held at a later date
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Ron’s name to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. (AATCC)