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Col. Harold Glenn McKinney (Ret.)

Harold McKinney

July 29, 1948     ~     March 16, 2017

 

Harold Glenn McKinney, age 68, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green after a brief battle with cancer.

Harold was born in Madison, Indiana July 29, 1948 to the late Hershell and Flora Mae (Garrison) McKinney. He was the youngest with a brother Norwood McKinney , who preceded him in death, and three sisters, Maxine, Lillian, Marie.

Harold is survived by his wife Linda Hiser McKinney, his daughter Carmen and husband Brian Stodghill, his son Casey Matthew and his wife Courtney and their two sons, Isaac and Jack McKinney. His beloved mother-in-law, Mary Eugenia (Johnson) Hiser preceded him in death by three weeks.

Harold was an animal lover and pack leader to 6 dogs and 4 cats. He loved working outside growing flowers, and tending the yard. He also was caretaker of the family cemeteries. Harold also loved auctions and especially getting a good deal.

Harold grew up in Charleston, IN. until 1965, when the family bought a farm in Metcalfe Co. Harold has since thought of KY as home but the majority of his life was spent elsewhere. He attended KY Wesleyan College and Western Kentucky before being drafted in the US Army in 1969 where he served two years as a medic. His education continued with a Bachelor of Arts History and Political Science from WKU, a Master of Art History from LSU. He had a long career in the US Air Force, attending Armed Forces Staff College, Air War College, Defense Systems Management College, Defense Institute of Security and Assistance. After retirement at the rank of colonel, Harold continued to work abroad as a consultant and contractor. In addition to the USA, Harold worked in Montenegro, Afghanistan, Norway, Germany, Georgia, Belarus, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Korea, nearly all of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

Friends may visit on Sunday 10:00 – 2:00, Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home, in Glasgow, KY with a memorial service at 2:00PM. Harold was cremated. Burial will be later with full military rites. Family appreciates alternative expressions of sympathy in the form donations to the Hiser Family Cemetery, Inc., 1940 Old Munfordville Rd., Glasgow, KY 42141


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7 Entries for Col. Harold Glenn McKinney (Ret.)

  1. chris says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss, Harold was such a sweetie. stay strong.

  2. Ryan Leeson says:

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  3. Ryan Leeson says:

    So sorry for your loss. I wish that I would have known sooner so that I would have been able to be there. My love and heart goes out to all of the family. You all were there for me and I feel terrible for not being able to be there for you.

  4. Linda Evans Deweese says:

    Linda, family and extended family: I am so sorry for your loss.
    I know there are no words I can say to ease your pain and sorrow but
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult
    time.

  5. Paula DeVore says:

    Linda, so sorry to hear about Harold. You & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers .

  6. Tony French says:

    Dear Mrs McKinney and family,

    Please accept my condolences on Harold’s death. He was a good friend and colleague during his time with UNTSO in Jerusalem.

    He is in my prayers Tony French

  7. Ken Agosta says:

    Dear Mrs. McKinney and Family,

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Harold. He was a good friend and will be truly missed.

    My sincere condolences,

    Ken Agosta