Ralph Madison McKinney, Jr., age 72, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Services for Mr. McKinney will be held 2:00 pm Friday, May 2, 2014 in the mausoleum chapel of Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton, NC.
He was a native of South Carolina and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a local and state political activist that sought office in the U.S. Senate on behave of peoples civil and constitutional rights.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Anthony “Tony” McKinney.
Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Karangellen; two sons, Timothy Wayne McKinney and Jason Keith McKinney and his wife Stefanie; seven grandchildren, Leigha McKinney, Christopher Hellton McKinney, Nashua Chase McKinney, Cameron Lee McKinney, Julia Alexandria McKinney, Kathryn Ann
Marie McKinney and Collin Ray McKinney; two brothers and one sister.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to: Carolina Donor Services, 3621 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, NC 27707.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.
Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton.