William E. McKinley, 55, of Wister, Oklahoma, formerly of Cedar Falls, died at his home Thursday, February 2, 2012, in Wister, Oklahoma. He was born October 13, 1956, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of William C. and Marjorie L. (Burke) McKinley, Jr. Bill graduated from Northern University High School in 1975 and attended the University of Northern Iowa, and graduated from Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a degree in Communications. He married Jayne Parsons on July 3, 1993, in Deadwood, South Dakota. He worked for radio station KSDZ in Gordon, Nebraska and later was employed with Cunningham Construction in Cedar Falls. Bill was an avid sports fan and a strong supporter of the Panthers and Hawkeyes.
He is survived by his wife, Jayne McKinley, of Wister, Oklahoma; a daughter, Jenna (Heather) McKinley, of Waterloo; his mother, Marge McKinley, of Cedar Falls; two step daughters, Krista (Josh) Lloyd of Summerfield, Oklahoma, and their children, Taylor, Matthew and Tracker Lloyd, and Kimberlee Ward of Red Oak, Oklahoma, and her children Bryar and Bronc Ward; his mother-in-law, Shirley Parsons, of Fairview, Oklahoma; a brother-in-law, Micky (Jolisa) Parsons, of Inola, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Douget, of Houston, Texas, and several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services were Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the Cedar Falls United Church of Christ. Memorials may be directed to the family. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 319-266-7525. Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.