Harlan Dale McKinney


(January 12, 1955 – December 14, 2020)

Harlan Dale McKinney, 65, of Stephenville passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 in Waco.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Oak Dale Cemetery in Erath County with Bro. Ed Dittfurth officiating.

Dale was born on January 12, 1955 in Stephenville to the late Travis and Mildred Willis McKinney. He married Marla Gwynn Craven on November 25, 1977 in Stephenville. Dale resided in Stephenville all of his life graduating from Stephenville High School. God fulfilled all of Dale’s dreams. He dreamed of being an Auctioneer and a cattle salesman both of which he achieved. He wrote tickets and auctioneered at several sale barns, and owned the Dublin Livestock Auction in Dublin from 1996 to 2010.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Marla McKinney of Stephenville; son, Brandon McKinney and wife Cathy of Stephenville; daughter, Kayla McKinney Bloch and husband Dustin of Dallas; grandson, Bryce McKinney Bloch of Dallas; 4 step-grandchildren; brother, Ronnie McKinney and wife Brenda of Stephenville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Infant twin boys on May 2, 1978; and his parents, Mildred and Travis McKinney.

Memorials may be made to the West Texas Rehab 4601 Hartford Abilene, Texas 79605

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