James Darrell McKinney, 86, of Wichita, Kansas, peacefully passed away in his home Friday, April 5, 2019, with members of his family by his side. Jim was born December 17, 1932, in Wichita, Kansas. Preceded in death by his parents Sheldon Horace McKinney and Vera Belle (Braddy) McKinney Haas, brother Eldon McKinney, by his first wife Jeane Medlin McKinney and step-daughter Danelle (Tim) Hesse.
Survived by wife Betty (Fellers) McKinney and children David (Vikki) McKinney, Don McKinney, Linda (Mark) Meyer, Toni (Rich) Purcell, Tina (Walt) Locker and step-daughters Robin Foley, Tracey (Rich) McKinney, and Erin Foley; 21 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren.
Jim was a graduate of Wichita State, Air Force flight instructor, with Love Box for 50+ years as Vice President & General Manager of Lewisburg Container Company in Lewisburg, Ohio; served on various boards and recipient of many honors and awards including the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation Circle of Distinguished Leaders of the Corrugated Packaging Industry. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and family man. One of his favorite places to be was their summer cabin on Lake Vermillion, Cook, Minnesota.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of James Darrell McKinney to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at www.barnesfuneralhome.com