Mark Thomas McKinney, 71, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on January 27, 2022.
To celebrate his life, a gathering of family and friends will be planned at a later date to take place at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Mark was born in Amarillo, TX, on October 22, 1950, to Charles Thomas
McKinney and Nina Jones.
After graduating from Amarillo High School, Mark earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at West Texas State University in Canyon, TX. He was also just a few hours shy of a Master’s Degree in Biology.
Mark worked many years as a salesman for the Amarillo Bolt Company. He travelled across the great states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, where he offered his customers excellent and individual service. After retiring from Amarillo Bolt, he worked for Midwest Glove, once again serving and supporting the small-town customers he loved so much.
Mark loved Jesus, the U.S.A., and everything about the outdoors. He enjoyed birdwatching, fishing, camping, and hunting. He was also an avid reader, philatelist, numismatist, and sports fan. Mark attended Sunday School at Hillside Christian Church, where he studied God’s Word amongst friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nina McKinney, and his younger sister, Julie Turner.
Mark is survived by his brother Steve McKinney, husband of Gwen McKinney, of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by his daughter Lisa Talley, wife of Kim Talley, his daughter Shannon Cornell, wife of Marc Cornell, and his three grandchildren, Sierra, Willow, and Canyon Cornell, all of Amarillo, TX.
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