Gaston McKinnon, 84, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Holly Springs, died Oct. 2, 2017, at Symphony West Nursing Home. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he fought in Korea from 1953-55. He was a member of Mandell United Methodist Church for over 49 years, where he served as trustee, Sunday school teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Men.
Services were held Oct. 14 at Mandell United Methodist Church in Chicago.
He leaves his wife, Bessie L. McKinnon, formerly of Holly Springs; two daughters, Jan Boykin of Naperville, Ill., Kendra Tucker of Romeoville, Ill.; two sons, Terris McKinnon, Travis McKinnon, both of Chicago, six brothers, six sisters and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jarvis L., and Lambert McKinnon, one sister and one brother.