Fred McKinney

Fred Charles McKinney

Sunday, May 11th, 1941 - Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Fred Charles McKinney was born May 11, 1941 in Westminster, MD, the son of Mattie Kathryn Mckinney Dodd and the grandson of Frank and Pauline McKinney.
He attended Uniontown Elementary School and New Windsor High School, graduating in 1959. He trained and served 6 years in the Army Reserves while working at Rowan Controller, Smallwood plant. After 9 years in shop he was promoted to an office position in marketing/engineering. He stayed with the firm for 32 years making many lifetime friends. The company went through many changes, Gould, ITE Imperial, Telemecanque, and finally sold to Schneider Electric which moved its locations to NC.
Fred then joined Marsh-McBirney, a Frederick firm, as a Sales Manager. After retiring, je pursued his art, doing business as Englar’s Mill and Artwork and Antiques, selling many pieces.
In 1965, he married his love, Dottie, and moved to a small apartment in Westminster. In 1968, they welcomed their only child, son Shawn Fred McKinney. They then in 1971 bought their first home on Church Street in New Windsor and in 1977/78 built and moved to a new home near New Windsor, Frederick County, in a woods on Sam’s Creek.
After his wife retired in 2003, he and his wife, Dorothy moved to the family vacation home that he had renovated in Rock Hall MD on the Eastern Shore, where Fred pursued his passions of art, wildlife, nature, birdwatching, boating and fishing on the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay. Both Fred and Dorothy were members of the Rock Hall United Methodist Church, having transferred from St. James Lutheran Church in Union Bridge where Fred had served on the Council and as Council President.
When he and his wife became ill in September of 2019, they moved back to New Windsor, in Frederick County MD with their son, Shawn and family for medical treatment and care.
Fred is survived by his mother Kathryn Dodd, his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Albaugh Mckinney, his son, Shawn Fred McKinney, and wife Joanne Strawderman Mckinney and grandchildren Shawn Hunter McKinney of California and Summer Shaelyn McKinney.
He will be buried alongside the love of his life, Dottie at Fairmount Cemetery in Libertytown, MD at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent in Fred's Memory to Sgt. Preston Ashley American Legion Post 228 PO Box 207 Rock Hall, MD 21661.
Arrangements by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. Online Condolences at
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Private Condolence

Glenda Kelly

Posted at 03:25pm
Dear Dottie Lou and Family,

Sorry I'm so late sending condolences. I'm so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. May God comfort you all at this time.

Glenda Heinefield Kelly

Vonda (Buckingham) Welborn

Posted at 09:13pm
So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. May he rest in peace in God's hands. I have many good memories from going to school with Fred in New Windsor. Such a good guy. Sending out prayers to Dottie and the family.
Vonda (Buckingham) Welborn

Jean Spence

Posted at 01:33pm
We have really missed Fred and Dottie since September of 2019, when they left Rock Hall and went to New Windsor to stay with their son. Fred and I would see each other almost every Sunday morning at a certain store in Rock Hall. Fred was a very kind person, who always watched out for his good neighbor Leemont. Rest in peace Fred, you have earned your wings. Jerry and Jean Spence

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