Kelly Graham McKinney


Kelly Graham McKinney, 63, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away on November 25, 2017. Services will be held Saturday, December 2 at 3 p.m. at Forest Home Baptist Church, 15746 CR 173 North, Kilgore, TX 75662.Online condolences may be left for the family at

Kelly was born in Austin on November 10, 1954. He grew up in the Sun Oil Camp near McAllen as a child and absolutely loved it. He moved to Garland and attended Garland High School where he met his loving wife Mary Plumlee.

Kelly worked in the oilfields of East and West Texas all his life. He retired in 2015and moved to Lake Jackson to be with his family, where he loved spending time riding motorcycles, and watching westerns with his son Graham.

Kelly was affectionately known as PooPaw by his “Little One,” Audrey. He absolutely loved being a grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, George “Boggs” and Edith McKinney; parents, William Steele and Shirley McKinney; and wife, Mary Plumlee McKinney.

Left to cherish Kelly’s memory are his son, Graham McKinney and wife Shauna; brother, Robert Steele McKinney and wife Kathy; granddaughter, Audrey Claire “Little One” McKinney, and a host of other family and friends.

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