Bryan Edward McKinley, 78, of Orange, TX passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Bryan was born on Thursday, September 26, 1940 in Port Arthur, TX to Norris and Bessie McKinley. He was a lifelong resident of the Orange area and graduated from Lutcher Stark High School. In 1986, he would meet and marry the love of his life, Bearnell White; they would enjoy almost 33 years of marriage and raise their blended family together. Bryan had a great sense of humor and loved to play pranks, especially on the grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, but really loved to deer hunt; he was very disappointed when he was no longer able to hunt. Being a good husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather, these were the important things for Bryan. He did have a special friend that provided him with a sense of pride and joy, his little dog, Chloe.
Bryan is preceded in death by his parents, Norris and Bessie Wilson McKinley; and a sister, Jean Jones.
Bryan is survived by his loving wife, Bearnell McKinley; sons, Stuart McKinley, and wife, Lisa, of Orange, TX, Craig McKinley of Clute, TX, stepsons, David Lampman, and wife, Rhonda, of Orange, TX, Chris Lampman, and wife, Chastity, of Orange, TX, a stepdaughter, Karen Chesson, and husband, Dave, of Orange, TX; grandchildren, Mason Davis, Nathan McKinley, Ethan McKinley, Kory Davis, Dawson Lampman, Megan McKinley, Kaden Chesson, Braydon Lampman, Cambrie Lampman, and Corbin Lampman; as well as numerous other family members and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in the Chapel at Dorman Funeral Home. A Memorial Service honoring the life of Bryan Edward McKinley will follow immediately in the Funeral Home Chapel.
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