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Wes McKinney

December 28, 1953 January 29, 2019
Wes McKinney
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CHAPEL HILL: Wes McKinney, 65, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. He was born in Roxboro, NC to the late John Wesley McKinney, Sr. and LaRue Burns McKinney.

Mr. McKinney was a graduate of Western Carolina where he studied to be a Medical Technologist. He loved deep sea and surf fishing with his best friend Rob. He had a passion for traveling, scuba diving and spending time with his kids and grandson. Mr. McKinney was an avid Duke Blue Devils fan.

Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Dr. Michele Karl-McKinney; daughter, Virginia “Jenna” Nicole McKinney; son, Ryan Edward McKinney (fiancé, Jessica Rice); grandson, Wesley William McKinney; sisters, Connie Cox, Kathy Harris; nephew, Michael Cox; and brother-in-law, Russell Hartwell.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be sent to Compassion International at

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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1:00 PM 2/2/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2/2/2019 3:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

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