William McKinney
William Wayne McKinney III of Arlington, formerly of Belton, passed away at his home July 21, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born April 18, 1946, in Dallas to William Wayne McKinney, Jr., and Erma Lee Caldwell McKinney. He is survived by his mother; his wife of 45 years, Rosa McKinney; daughter, Lee Anne McKinney, and husband, Mark Mees; son, Matt McKinney, and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Will Mees, Katie Mees, Lauren McKinney, and Lacey McKinney; brother, Charles McKinney, and wife, Donna; along with his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William W. McKinney, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Caldwell; and his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Tate. Bill graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, where he was a member of the Red Raider basketball team and Saddle Tramps. Bill enjoyed a career in insurance where he and his wife owned Killeen Insurance Agency for over 25 years. After selling their family business, he was the Risk Manager for Killeen ISD. Subsequently, he was the Risk Manager for Arlington ISD, until his retirement earlier this year. Bill was a member and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He also enjoyed hunting, wildlife conservation, and all things Red Raider. A visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas. A private interment will follow at a later date in Central Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, Texas 75391-0888 or online at www.utsouthwestern.edu/donatenow to support the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center – Gastrointestinal Cancer Department.

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  1. Rosa, LeeAnne, Matt and family, Bill and I are truly saddened by the news of Bill’s passing. He was a very special friend to both of us throughout the many years we have known all of you. May God wrap you in his loving arms and relieve the pain and sadness at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family members.
    Love, Carolyn and Bill Doss

  2. matt & mary we are so very sorry for your loss. give our condolenses to your mom and sister too….

  3. LeeAnne and family – I am so sorry for your loss. If you are a reflection of your father, then I’m sure he was kind and smart and strong and a wonderful person to have known.

  4. Rosa (rosietoes) and family,
    Mike and I were saddened to hear of your loss of your dear Bill. So sorry we couldn’t be there tonight. Please know you are iin our thoughts and prayers during this time. Our love to you always, Mike & Faye

  5. Dear family of Bill McKinney,

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a great person. As I worked with Mr. McKinney thru the 10 years at KISD, he truly spoke of all of his family with highest praise, from his parents, Rosa, Matt, Leann and then adding in all the inlaws, and grandchildren that brought him even more pride. He was a man to learn a lot from. Many a person, from many walks – locals, administrators of various work places, Texas government representatives all called to talk and counsel with this wise leader in the Killeen community. So many learned from him. Be proud of the great dad, husband, brother, granddad he was to all of you. He will be missed by many people, but he truly left a legacy of memories for each of you and all who knew him to hold dear in the days to come.
    Our prayers for your family at this time, Becky & Gary Stephenson
    KISD – retired 11/2011 Risk Mgmt Secretary

  6. Dear family of Bill McKinney,
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a great person. As I worked with Mr. McKinney thru the 10 years at KISD, he truly spoke of all of his family with highest praise, from his parents, Rosa, Matt, Leann and then adding in all the inlaws, and grandchildren that brought him even more pride. He was a man to learn a lot from. Many a person, from many walks – locals, administrators of various work places, Texas government representatives all called to talk and counsel with this wise leader in the Killeen community. So many learned from him. Be proud of the great dad, husband, brother, granddad
    he was to all of you. He will be missed by many people, but he truly left a legacy of memories for each of you and all who knew him to hold dear in the days to come.
    Our prayers for your family at this time, Becky & Gary Stephenson KISD – retired 11/2011 Risk Mgmt Secretary

  7. Rosa (rosietoes) and family,
    Mike and I were saddened to hear of your loss of your dear Bill. So sorry we couldn’t be there tonight. Please know you are iin our thoughts and prayers during this time. Our love to you always, Mike & Faye
    From Mike and Faye Horton

  8. July 21, 2013…
    It is my hope that the year has brought about many good things to each of you. May each of you have this day of reflection and know God loves each of you and know that all is well in the days to come.
    Sincerely,
    Becky and Gary Stephenson

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