Raymond Lee McKinney of Bluejacket died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Integris Grove General Hospital. He was 72.

Mr. McKinney was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Welch to Rufus and Loy Lee (Walker) McKinney. He was a lifetime area resident. He graduated from Bluejacket High School.

He was a veteran of the Navy.

He owned and operated a ranch in Bluejacket and was retired from the Bluejacket Fire Department. He was a member of the American Legion at Vinita.

He was married to Betty Jean Nelson. She preceded him in death in 1995. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dana McKinney.

Survivors include one son, Randy McKinney and wife Barbara of Bluejacket; one daughter, Pam Wilson of Kansas City, Mo., and six grandchildren, Josh and Lindie McKinney, Jacob and Nicole Harding, Thad McKinney and Chance Newhart.

Services were held Friday at Thomas Funeral Home in Welch with pastor Steve Decker officiating. Burial will be in Bluejacket Cemetery.