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Donald Leon McKinney Sr.

June 25, 1943 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 78)


Donald Leon McKinney, Sr., 78, of Frederick passed away October 17, 2021.

Donald was born June 25, 1943, to the late Ralph and Lillie Mae (Carey) McKinney in Ohio. After graduating high school, Donald entered military service where he served 28 years in the Army and retired as a Sgt. First Class. Donald saw combat in Vietnam. He also served as a government employee for the US military in USAMRIID Ft. Detrick MD after his military career.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole (Deegan) McKinney; and brother, Glendale McKinney.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his sons, David McKinney and wife Tammy, and Donald McKinney, Jr.; daughter, Desiree (McKinney) Slepinski; stepsons, Michael Sulima and wife Mary,  James Sulima and wife Mary Anne; brothers, Thomas McKinney and wife Vicki, Jimmie McKinney and wife Mitzi; a sister, Linda (McKinney) Burchfield and husband Ralph; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held 5-7pm Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mtn Hwy Frederick. A funeral service will take place 1pm Friday October 22, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 118 E 2nd St Frederick. At 2pm Monday October 25, 2021 there will be an inurnment with military honors in the Verterans' Circle of Honor at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mtn Hwy Frederick.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.


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October 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home
9501 Catoctin Mt. Hwy.
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Funeral Service
October 22, 2021

1:00 PM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
118 E 2nd Street
Frederick, MD 21701

October 25, 2021

2:00 PM
Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick MD

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