Charles McKinney

Charles McKinneyCommunity Leader J. Charlie Mckinney Dies

J. Charlie McKinney passed away on Thursday, April 9, 1998 in his home in Columbia, S.C., following a long, debilitating illness.

Charlie served as Vice President on the NAD Board of Directors from 1974 to 1976. He also chaired the Convention Committee for the 1988 convention in Charleston, S.C. Charlie performed at many NAD conventions with the late Alan R. Barwiolek as part of CHALB Productions. In addition, he was on the National Committee for the Laurent Clerc Dedication recently held in Hartford, CT.

Instead of a funeral or memorial service, he desired to have a Celebration of Life, which will be held on Saturday, May 16, 1998 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, Herbert Center, Hwy. 56 South, Spartanburg, S.C. The event will be followed by a reception.

Those who especially desire to share a favorite experience or remembrance of Charlie should inform Kathy Brown Mignerey at SCSDB – 864-577-7505 V/TTY. Due to time constraints, the number of those making presentations may have to be limited.

Charlie has also requested that those desiring to give memorials select one of the following three organizations:

Foundation for the Multihandicapped, Blind and Deaf of S.C. 344 Cedar Springs Road Spartanburg, SC 29302. (Charlie served on the board of this organization)

Source: NAD Broadcaster | Submitted by Bob Rourke | Transcribed by Nanette Edwards

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