Alan Joseph McKinney, 61, of Taylorville, IL passed away September 13,2011 at 6:30 at the Illiana VA Hospital, Danville, IL.  He was born January 16, 1950 in Taylorville, IL the son of Laverne H. and Josephine Dalpoas McKinney.  On April 12, 1972 he married Jenney Boeyink McKinney in Springfield, IL.  He had been employed at Peabody Coal Company Mine #10 until it closed.  He enjoyed NASCAR racing, riding his Harley and restoring antique autos.

He is survived by his wife, Jenney McKinney of Taylorville; Mother, Josephine "China" McKinney of Taylorville; Son, Anthony J. (AJ) and (wife Melinda) McKinney and several grand children.  He was preceded in death by his father, Laverne McKinney and Brother Donald McKinney.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 16, 2011 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with Fr. Dan Willenborg officiating.  Burial with military honors will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at 10:00 at McClure Funeral Home Friday, September 16, 2011.

Memorials may be made to the McKinney family for later distribution.  Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Condolences may be sent on-line at 

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