Funeral services set for Al McKinney

Oct 24 2019

Funeral services set for Al McKinney

Funeral services for longtime security guard Al McKinney will take place at on Nov. 2 at Tried Stone Baptist Church, 551 Canton St.

He passed away Oct. 17 and the news shook many students who remembered him as a welcoming presence on campus. His lyrical “mornin, mornin, mornin” to begin school will echo in the memories of many students for years to come.

He was 62.

Mr. Al came to visit campus last year during the Student Council’s annual Spaghetti Lunch, and a paver in his honor was installed in the Alumni Quad.

Visitation goes from 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 2 at Tried Stone Baptist Church, with the funeral service following at 11 a.m.

For more information about his services or to leave a note for his family, visit his memorial page.

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  • Barry
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    “Big Al” I always called him….always a large presence in the morn….making all feel secure and welcomed…tough appearing on the outside…a marshmallow inside I thought…happy to talk football he was.
    He will be missed:(

    October 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm
  • Darryl Byrd
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    Peace and love to the family of Mr. Al. We were most fortunate to have his steady and protective presence as a big part of the Keystone Family.

    Rest in peace Sir!

    October 29, 2019 at 3:13 pm
  • Art
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    A great man — humble, protective of our kids, dedicated to his job whether rain or shine. He will be missed!

    November 3, 2019 at 2:46 pm
  • Gloria Uribe
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    I always enjoyed his friendliness when I would picked up our grandchildren after school at Keystone. RIP Mr Al
    Gloria Uribe

    November 5, 2019 at 10:30 am
  • Roshnic
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    We are going to miss Mr Al….. Huzair and hashim loved the he use to greet all the kids. Prayers for his family.

    November 5, 2019 at 10:34 am
  • Jess Garza
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    Rest in peace, Mr. Al. You will be missed.

    November 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm
  • Regina Parreira
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    Oh I am heartbroken. Such a formidable, kind, warm, loving and generous man. He was the iconic Keystone protector of all. My thoughts and condolences to his family. He will be missed.

    November 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm
  • Alex Armstrong
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    Big Al
    Was a gentleman of the highest order.
    I remember him assisting the athletics department with the unarmed combat course. He really with be missed by all.
    RIP Al

    November 5, 2019 at 3:34 pm

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