Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at New Jerusalem M. B. Church, Oakvale, Mississippi for Mr. McKinley Taylor, 67, who died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Jeff Davis Community Hospital, Prentiss, MS. Rev. Johnnie Pittman officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McKinley Taylor was born to the late Sedgie and Dora Mae Taylor in Oakvale, MS. He was the 4th of seven children. He attended Haynes Academy and New Zion Elementary School. He completed his high school education at J. E. Johnson High School and furthered his education at Alcorn State University, receiving his degree in Physical Education.
He was married to Wanda Carney and two children were born to this union. he was employed with Yellow Freight System as an over the road truck driver for 34 years, where he recently retired.
He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Ellis and Dwight Taylor.
He is survived by: wife, Wanda Carney; one sister, Arnell White of Houston, TX; three brothers, L. C. (Loretta) Taylor of Chicago, IL, Anthony (Linda) Taylor of Oakvale, MS and Rodrick (Pamela) Taylor of Houston, TX; two sisters-in-law, Franshon Taylor of Chicago, IL and Ernestine Taylor of Jackson, MS; four children, Calvin McClendon of El Paso, TX, Debra McClendon of New Orleans, LA, Morris (Trisca) Taylor of Houston, TX and LaShala Taylor of Houston, TX; 11 grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.