Prentice Ray (Penny) McKay, formerly of Wolfe City, passed away at his home in Quinlan, May 21, 2019. He was born January 12, 1938 to Charlie and Eula Ray Woodruff McKay in Wolfe City.
Penny graduated from Wolfe City High School. He married the love of his life, Helen Charlene Tolleson May 21, 1955 in Wolfe City. They attended Aberfoyle Baptist Church.
Penny worked for International Harvester in their parts depot for many years. When he was not working or lavishing attention on his family, he spent as much time as he could fishing, occasionally taking a break to play golf.
He is survived by his son Tim and wife Amie McKay of Quinlan, his daughter Rhonda Jacobs of Quinlan, grandchildren: Cody, Casey, Joshua, Marlon and Lyndsey and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Penny was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister and his brothers. Penny was the last member of his generation.
Penny made such an impression on his family with his presence and values, that Tim said, “He wishes he could be half the man his father was.”
Visitation will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Owens Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.
WAs my fishing buddy always had fun with him loved him
Mr.McKay will be greatly missed I have known Mr.McKay since I was a child growing up on Ridgedale Drive where my grandparents and My own Mother also lived on that street in later years so glad to say Mr.McKay had a great influence on my life.My thoughts and prayers are with you Tim and your kids and Rhonda and her Son and his great grandkids and the Family and Friends
Sorry for your loss Tim and the McKay family.
I appreciate the wonderful friendship that Penny and Charlene had with my parents (Wayne and Mable Harrelson) during the many years they were neighbors in Mesquite. Our condolences to Tim and Rhonda and your families during this difficult time. Sincerely, Cathy Harrelson