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Lt. McKinness

March 14, 1975 — June 25, 2016

Lt. Brent Lee McKinness, 41, of Memphis, Tennessee, departed this life Saturday, June 25,2016. He was born on March 14, 1975 to Elmo and Angela Tyler McKinness. He was a Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic for The Memphis Fire Department. He was a 1993 East Poinsett County High School graduate, earned his Paramedic at the age of 18, a member of Tennessee Task Force One and a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. He also was a former board member of Special Kids and Family in Memphis, Tennessee. His hobbies include SCUBA diving where he was a Dive Master, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Angel Elliott McKinness of Memphis, Tennessee, Son: Ethan Eli McKinness of Memphis,Tennessee, Daughter: Kaitlyn Elizabeth McKinness of Memphis,Tennessee, Parents: Elmo and Angela McKinness of Lepanto, Arkansas and Brother: John Elmo McKinness (Kimberly) of West Memphis, Arkansas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto, Arkansas.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00am at Ridgeway Baptist Church 2500 Ridgeway Road Memphis, Tennessee 38119.

Graveside Service will be held Wednesday at 3:00pm at Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to Special Kids and Family
4738 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117

Cemetery Details

Potter Memorial Cemetery

Lepanto, AR, 72354


JUN 28. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Murphy Funeral Homes, Inc. - Lepanto

P.O. Box 684 200 Miles Street (Physical)

Lepanto, AR, US, 72354


JUN 29. 11:00 AM

Ridgeway Baptist Church

2500 Ridgeway Road

Memphis, TN, US, 38119

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