Robert Lee McKinney, 78, a resident of New Blaine passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, in Fort Smith.

He was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Ventura, Calif. to the late George William and Vela (Self) McKinney. Robert served and retired from the United States Navy. He was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant son, Raymond Lee McKinney.

Robert is survived by a son, Ronald McKinney of Washington and friends, Neal and Tamara Wade of Paris.

Funeral services will be private with burial in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook available at