James R. McKinley, 72, Lakes Wales, Fla., formerly of Flora, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Life Care Center in Winter Haven, Fla.
He was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Logansport, the son of Emerson and Frances Jones McKinley.
James worked for Delco Electronics in Kokomo for 30 years before retiring in 1995. After his retirement, he moved from Flora to Lake Wales, Fla. He was an avid fisherman.
Surviving James are his wife of 37 years, Jean Kelly-McKinley; three sons, Don McKinley, Lafayette, Mike McKinley, Lafayette, and Mark McKinley, Jonesboro, Ark.; one stepson, Sam Balser, North Manchester; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one step daughter, Pamela Rainwater.
Visitation for James will be held from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel, Flora. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Flora.
Online condolences may be directed to gendafuneralhome.com.