Tom D. McKinney

Tom D. McKinney, age 73, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY.  Mr. McKinney was a retired teacher that taught in Warrick Co., IN and Trigg Co., KY school systems. During his career in Trigg Co., Mr. McKinney coached Middle School and High School football, Track and Middle School Basketball. Upon his retirement from teaching, Mr. McKinney worked as a charter boat captain in Venice, LA and with Cundiff Farms in Trigg Co., KY. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer and had been a long-time member of Barkley Lake Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited. He is survived by: Wife of 52 years - Nancy McKinney, Cadiz, KY, One Daughter - Ann McKinney Pavon & husband, Dr. Hugo, Louisville, KY, One Grandson - Connor Pavon, Louisville, KY & One Sister - Ann Rottinghaus & husband, Tom, Columbus, IN.  He was preceded in death by: Parents - George E. McKinney & Ruby Day McKinney.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Cadiz Christian Church, 31 Main St. in Cadiz, KY.  A memorial service will be at St. Peter's Of The Lakes Episcopal, 47 Black River Road, Gilbertsville, KY at 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2015 with Dr. Tom Martin & Father Nick Jaeger officiating.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  St. Peters Of The Lakes Episcopal, 47 Black River Road, Gilbertsville, KY 42044 or Barkley Lake Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited, 171 Chasity Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211. 

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Mrs. McKinney, I tried searching the internet for Mr. McKinney a few years ago during teacher appreciation week. I wanted to thank him for being a wonderful role model for me. He was my 5th grade teacher and basketball coach at Newburgh Elem. his first year teaching. I thought I would try again today and found this page. I regret not having tried again sooner. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My fondest memories of elem. school included him. I have often thought of him and wondered where he ended his career.

So sorry to hear this sad news. He taught me and coached our teams at Castle. I will always remember the fun times in the Castle Canoe Club, and canoeing on his Whitewater River in Brookville and Metamora. He always went out of his way to ensure that we learned, not just from books, but from life experiences. Thank you, Mr. McKinney.

Nancy and Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mr. MCKinney was our 5th,6th,& 7th grade Bball coach. I think it may have been his 1st job teaching. We were the Class of 71 @ Castle. We loved him. Never knew where he ended up career. Saw Obit. In Evv Courier.

My heartfelt condolences to Nancy and Family. I know that Tom will be missed. I am grateful that Michelle is close by to represent the Whitehouse Family. Peace. Scott Whitehouse

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