November 26, 1929 ~ June 15, 2004
Born in: Madison County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Talmadge Lee McKinney, 74, of 978 New Haw Creek Road, Asheville, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Bascombe and Ida Eatmon McKinney and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Boggs McKinney, who died in 1994. He was retired as owner/operator of the Charlotte Highway Exxon and Wrecker Service. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Cheek of Whittier; a son, Lee Vaughn McKinney and his wife Brenda of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Flossie Mae Corn of Hendersonville and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Tom Carlisle officiating. Burial will follow at Turkey Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Pisgah Forest. His family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 pm Saturday prior to the service.
I am Allen and Ruth Arledge’s only daughter. Talmadge was a faithful friend to both of my parents, throughout. I thank him for that. His loss is great, because he kept his promises made to my deceased father and looked after my mother up to the day he died. We will miss his laughter and his smile.
Love to his family,
We are so sorry for you loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers
May you be comforted and know that he is in a better place. Talmadge was a terrific person and will be never be forgotten. ‘Fairview 76’ is what comes to mind when I think of him. He really enjoyed running that station. Take care,
Family and friends of Talmadge–
Talmadge did a lot of work for my
late husband, Grover Lee Rhodes.
He was a good friend to both of us.
Blessings and peace, Betty Nelon
Rhodes formerly of Fairview
I LOVED MY GRANDFATHER VERY MUCH AND
NOW I FEEL AS IF A PART OF ME IS GONE AS WELL.EVERYONE LOVED HIM NO
MATTER WHERE HE WAS HE WOULD ALWAYS
TRY TO HELP OTHERS
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. McKinney (as I knew him) was always so kind to me when I brought my car to his station to be worked on. Your family is in my thoughts.
Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. May God’s blessings be with you.
James, Pam, Christian and Hanna Stuart.
I would like to thank everyone for the kind words about my dad. He was the kindest man I have known .He was hard me when I needed it but was always there for me. It means a great deal to me and my family that he will be missed so much. May god bless you and youre families. respectfully Lee