Imogene McKinney, 86, of Bridge City, died Friday, June 22, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, June 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Bobby Hoffpauir of Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City.
Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Sunday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Dimmitt, TX., on May 13, 1926, Imogene was the daughter of Claude J. and Dora “Turner” Johnson. She was recognized by many for her efforts working as a voting clerk for the past 40 years in Bridge City. She chose the 2008 presidential election as her last, with her first election being between Nixon and Humphrey.
Imogene knew everyone in Bridge City; she could look at them coming through the door and flip to their names without even asking. The only time she couldn’t was if they just moved here and recently registered. Imogene couldn’t wait for election time to come around and hated to give it up.
She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bridge City for more than 50 years. Imogene was also a former member of the American Business Women’s Association where she was President and received the Woman of the Year award. She was also the owner of PeeWee Trailer Park in Bridge City for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray “PeeWee” McKinney; parents; brother, C.J. Johnson; and sisters, Rosa Mae Shepard, Alene Martinson, and LaQuita Thacker.
Imogene is survived by her daughter, Raylene Terrell and husband Clarence of Bridge City; sons, Ricky McKinney and wife Carol of Pasadena TX and Rocky McKinney and wife Karen of Bridge City; grandchildren, Lyndsi Rae Parker and husband Jeremy of Austin, Kimberly Lane McKinney of Pasadena, and William Robert “Bill” McKinney of Bridge City; step grandchildren, Brian Terrell and wife Leslie of Jonestown TX, Shannon Terrell Garcia of White Settlement TX, Robert Terrell of Bridge City, and Tamara Stratton of Apache Junction AZ; four great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brother, Jimmie Johnson and wife Myrle of Grandbury TX; sisters, Beverly Russell and husband Carl of Lubbock and Melba Smith of Georgetown.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Bob Moore, Jimmy Everett, Bill Nickum, George Hyde, Wiley Pierce and Dudley Cox. Honorary Pallbearer will be Travis Reed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to Harbor Hospice at, 2450 N. Major Dr. Beaumont, Texas 77713.