Bryan (Bud) Lee McKinley,73, was born on April 25, 1942 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He died at his home in Edmond, Okla. on January 11, 2016. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Dorotha McKinley of Edmond; Doris Pierce of Edmond; and his wife, Judy, also of Edmond. Bud is survived by his sons and their families: Scott, his wife Michele, their children Nathan and Katelyn of Rowlett, Texas, and Eric, his wife, Gayle, their children Ryan and Nicholas of Edmond. Bud is also survived by his sister, Carol Webb, of Edmond and a host of extended family and friends. Bud grew up southeast of Edmond, graduated from Edmond High School in 1960, and after service in the United States Navy, returned home to meet his future bride and love of his life, Judy Jackson. They were married on July 31, 1964 and resided in The Village for several years, where they raised their two sons, Scott and Eric. Bud worked full time, while completing his college education at Central State College (now UCO) during these years. In 1975, Bud accepted a job with Bell Helicopter, which resulted in him moving his family to Tehran, Iran for several years. The relocation afforded Bud and his family the opportunity to do extensive traveling in the Mideast (especially The Holy Land) and Southeast Asia, as well as Europe. Upon returning to the United States, Bud and his family settled in Edmond, calling it home until Bud’s death. After retiring, Bud and Judy volunteered at The OU Medical Center in Edmond, where they served in several capacities, including handling the operations of the gift shop there. Everyone at the hospital, who knew Bud, recognized him as a man whose smile was as big as his heart, and whose commitment to serving the patients and their families was second to none. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 15, at The First Church of the Nazarene in Edmond, Okla., with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published on  January 13, 2016