Larry (L.G.) Glenn McKinney February10, 1938 – February 4, 2015

Larry McKinneyLarry (L.G.) Glenn McKinney age 76 entered his heavenly home Wednesday, February 4th, 2015.
He just celebrated 57 years of marriage with his wife, Doris Valettia (Parke) McKinney on February 1st, 2015.
Larry was born on February 10th, 1938 in Lynnville, Indiana to Clarence and Imel (Valice) McKinney.
He was a school teacher, business owner and piano tuner by trade. He spent many years in the Allendale, IL, Winslow and Owensville, IN Public School District teaching band, choir and orchestra. He then went on to own his own music business until he retired.
He was a gifted musician and had a passion for music that he wanted to share with others. He also loved sharing a meal with family around the table and teaching the grandchildren how to play a song on the piano.
He is survived by his wife Doris V. (Parke) McKinney, his sons Kevin K. (Julie) McKinney, Cameron T.(Gayle) McKinney, his daughter Candi K. (Todd) Bland, his two brothers Gary (Mary Helen) McKinney, Jerry (Bev) McKinney, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren as well as numerous brother in laws, sister
in laws, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Imel (Valice Seibe) McKinney.
A visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at Bethel Church, 1520 S. Main St., Princeton, IN with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00pm. Burial will be held privately at Hight Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made in Larry’s name to: Oakland City University Music Department at 138 N. Lucretia St., Oakland City, IN 47660.
Doyle Funeral Home 520 S. Main St, Princeton, IN 47670 is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information call 812-385-4334. Condolences may be made online at or Doyle Funeral Home’s Face book page.

10 thoughts on “Larry (L.G.) Glenn McKinney February10, 1938 – February 4, 2015

  1. Terri White

    Mr. McKinney was such an amazing and musically talented person. He gave us a “real” music dept at Owensville which allowed many young people the opportunity to experience many types of music rendition – marching band, orchestra, pep band, stage band and all the trips to the regional and state contests for individuals and groups. I was very lucky to have attended school while he was the music director. My sincere condolences on your loss.

  2. Kathy Johnson Allen

    I owe this good man and his wife more than anyone can imagine. Mr. McKinney was the reason I have sung most of my life. He spent hours helping me find a song and sing properly to win contests and helping my mother and I find out how to get voice teachers so I could go to college. He had a passion for music and for teaching kids to enjoy making music and his dear wife always seemed to have patience while he spent so much time with we kids. He will always be remembered and loved.

  3. Randell Johnson

    “L G” was probably why I stayed in school and graduated. He cared more about us than we had a clue. At Owensville I joined every version of the band there was and it was probably the happiest times of my high school experience.

  4. Carol & Garry Hopper

    While attending Lynnville High, I remember how talented Larry was playing with the marching band. Larry will be remember for his great assistance helping the GB Church obtain their piano.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the McKinney family.

  5. Paula Brackin Pinkstaff

    Kevin and Cameron,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man and reached many lives through his music and teaching. Cameron my parents enjoyed your visits to their house as they would always share that you had been there. But that legacy you are continuing of thing pianos brought much joy to my parents enabling their grandchildren to play beautiful music. Kevin you so have many memories from our younger days as you have always and will continue to be a good friend.

    I know that our Heavenly Father gained 2 good men, great fathers, this week. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Saturday both of our families must “Lean on our Lord for strength…” Proverbs 3:5-6

  6. Mark Sauter

    I remember Larry and his family very well from days at Broadway Baptist Church years ago. All of them were so gracious and Larry did so much to lead the worship time in a way that was beyond anything we had experienced previously. He was gifted in music, yes! Tremendously! Yet beyond that I saw a heart for God and he led our church to express our gratitude and love for the Lord each week. I am blessed that the Lord allowed Larry to be a part of the life of my family during those years.

  7. Donna Davis

    Cameron, Kevin, and all the McKinney family ~ Please accept my condolences on your loss. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

  8. Steve Parke

    I admired my Uncle Larry and his talent and passion for music. He encouraged me when I got into 6th grade band and supplied me with my first trombone. Later in high school, when I had the chance to travel with a concert band through Europe, he helped me get a beautiful F-attachment trombone that we couldn’t afford and I played it on that tour, all through college at Olivet and four years in the Purdue All-American Marching Band. I still play it to this day. Uncle Larry and Aunt Doris have always been so encouraging and supportive to me throughout my life and I treasure them.


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