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Richard Hay McKinney, Jr.

Richard Hay McKinney, Jr.

Richard Hay McKinney, Jr. died on January 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Dickie was born January 8, 1946 to Ann Plunkett McKinney and Richard Hay McKinney, Sr. in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dickie was predeceased by his mother and father Ann P. and Richard H. McKinney, his first wife, Mary Keatts Cox McKinney, his son, Richard H. McKinney III, his sister, Ann “Bebe” McKinney Deal, brothers-in-law, Pinkney M. Deal and Frank Preston Hall Jr., and beloved grandparents, Annie Holmes and Charles Plunkett and Theda and Roy McKinney.

He is survived by his son, Frank Cox McKinney, wife, Shannon Gorman McKinney, grandson, Keatts Gorman McKinney and his sister, Marilyn “Tinsy” McKinney Hall. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Debbie Deal Wyman, Elizabeth Deal Miller, Frank Preston Hall III and David McKinney Hall.

You could hear Dickie coming, and he could light up a room. Dickie was notorious for his big laugh and living life to the fullest. He loved cooking, fishing, hunting and spending summers on Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. Like his mother, he really loved playing gin. He was a collector of friends, and his friendships spanned many generations. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Country Club of Little Rock.

Dickie enjoyed a 40+ year career in real estate starting at Rector Phillips Morse, where he was a member of the Million Dollar Club several times before becoming sales manager for the company. He and Larry Taylor opened the doors of McKinney & Taylor in 1976. After a lengthy selection process, in 1983, Coldwell Banker selected him to become their independent broker in Little Rock, establishing Coldwell Banker McKinney & Co. as the first franchise for Coldwell Banker in the state of Arkansas. In 2002, Dickie returned and finished his career at Coldwell Banker RPM. He was highly respected in his field for his real estate knowledge as well as his mentoring and training of many Little Rock realtors who have become successful realtors in their own rite.

Dickie was a member of the National Association of Realtors, Arkansas Realtors Association and the Little Rock Realtors Association. He was a member of the Little Rock Jaycees and while serving as President, was instrumental in opening the first prison chapter of Jaycees at Tucker prison, one of the first such programs in the country. He was also a member of Rotary International Club #99. Dickie’s love of the Little Rock community included organizing years of toy drives benefitting Toys for Tots.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Dean Kumpuris, Dr. Andrew Kumpuris, Dr. Stephen Tucker, Teresa Perkins and Arkansas Hospice for their loving care of Dickie during his last days.

Celebration of Dickie’s life will be held Friday, February 2 with a 10:00AM graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Park followed by a service at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive at 11:00AM. Family visitation will be held Thursday, February 1 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Country Club of Little Rock.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Access Schools at, 10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

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"So very sorry for your loss.
Dickie was one of a kind!
I can only imagine the ruccous going on in heaven!

mary laughlin fenton | SAN FRANCISCO, CA

"I will always remember the great times we had in Mexico and our conversations in the latter years. And I will always miss your laugh. "
Anthony Michael | Little Rock, AR

"My heart is heavy...we have lost a one-of-a-kind, a treasure. I will remember him often and fondly."
Terry Barket | Little Rock, AR

"So sorry for the loss. My prayers are with the family and friends."
Melba Sharp | Greenbrier , AR

"Working with Dickie at CBRPM is something I will always treasure. He was such a kind man with a great sense of humor. "
Amber Pruitt | RALEIGH, NC

"So sad to learn about Dickie's death. He was one of my very favorite people. I will be lout of town Thursday and Friday so I can't attend the services or celebration. Thinking of all his wonderful family with fond memories."
Kristin Agar | Little Rock, AR

"We go back 30+ years in Real Estate. Dickie was a wonderful man and always was fun to be around. He will be missed."
Juddy Tolson | LITTLE ROCK, AR

"What a great guy ! He made you laugh when he wasn't around. Someone mention his name and all would start laughing. One of a kind and he'll be missed.
God bless his family.
Francine and Forrest Reynolds
Brownsville, Texas"

Forrest Reynolds | Brownsville, TX

"Boy did he have a distinctive laugh and when you heard it you knew it was Dickie. He brought laughter to all those he touched and will be greatly missed. I had the pleasure of having a few beers with him at 'The Hut' and watched the moon landing with him. RIP and enjoy your new life."
Tracy Whitfield |

"I’m so very sorry.. Dickie was truly one of a kind and will be missed by so many. I’m sure his laugh is now heard all over heaven. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. Francis Bond Donald "
Francis Bond Donald | Little Rock, AR

"We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort."
Shannon and Mark Lewis | Little Rock, AR

"So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts for you as you walk this road."
Deloris White | Jonesboro, AR

"Frank~ your father was a good man. I will never forget his kindness to me nor our terrific friendship. He is very proud of you & talked often about your shenanigans! I’m going to miss so much but remain grateful for all the laughs we shared~ much love, Jeanne ( of “Charlie’s Angels!” Ha!! ❤️"
Jeanne Meek | Little Rock, AR

"What a huge loss this is! He was just a great guy to be around. All of his life. I’m so very sorry he is gone. "
Dana Green | Bentonville , AR

"So sorry for your loss may you find peace and comfort in the words spoken at 2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4" ( 3) Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, (4 ) who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God"
DW | , TN

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