Donald Wilson McKay
Donald Wilson McKay, age 89, of Little Rock died Wednesday, August 18, 2004. He was born in New Orleans, LA, the son of the late Edwin Wilson McKay and Okallah Gerrans McKay. He was educated in the New Orleans public schools and Tulane University where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a veteran of WWII and retired as a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He moved to Little Rock in 1960 and after retiring from Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, devoted himself to community service. A firm believer in education, he served as a substitute teacher for six years. He was a Charter Member of Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, in fact the by-laws of LACA were written in his living room. In his three terms as president, he was instrumental in their growth. He was also an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He loved family, baseball, books, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucy Talley McKay, two daughters, Melissa Colburn of Little Rock and Christine Stephens of Houston, TX, two granddaughters, and two great grandsons.
Memorial services will be Saturday, August 21, at 3 p.m. at the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Central High School library or the Humane Society.