He was united in marriage to Mildred Gonzalez. To this union was born two sons.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, James and Tom McKinney.
Johnny confessed in Christ at an early age. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Johnny served in the United States Army from October 1966 to October 1967, until he was wounded in action in 1967. He received a Purple Heart and was disabled until his death.
He cooked for restaurants and was a member of the Housing Authority Commission and the Dunklin County Caring Commission.
Survivors include two children, Kevin (Rosie) and Antonio (Kim), of Ontario, Calif.; four grandchildren; five brothers, Edward McKinney, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Tim (Jeannette) McKinney, Jethro (Lutella) McKinney, Alex McKinney and Jewell (Gena) McKinney, all of Kennett; two sisters, Geneva (Ben) Howard, of Alton, Ill., and Zuella Muse, of Benton Harbor, Mich., and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from noon to service time, Saturday, Oct. 24 at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Willie Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Wayne Weaver, Freddie Howard, Terry Wheeler, Joe Rogers, Charles McCracken and Louis Childerss.
Honorary pallbearers are Jewell McKinney, Timothy McKinney, Jethro McKinney, Edward McKinney, Alex McKinney, Eddie Childress, Gerlie Wheeler, Cory Sherrod, Billy Alford and Tony Williams.