Jay W. McKinney - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Jay W. McKinney

Born February 10, 1955

Jay W. McKinney, age 62, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Jay was born in Wilmington, DE on February 10, 1955, and was the son of the late John L. McKinney, Jr. and Margarite (Hetherington) McKinney. He made his career as an adaptive equipment technician and worked for many years at the Governor Bacon Hospital.

An avid fisherman, Jay spent many happy hours on the water. He enjoyed rebuilding hot rods in his leisure time. Jay was truly happiest in the company of his beloved family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adored. He will be remembered as a truly caring and giving individual who went out of his way to help anyone in need.

Jay is survived by his loving partner, Joann H. Worton; son, Jay McKinney, Jr.; daughter, Samantha Hurd (Ryan); brothers, Bruce McKinney and John McKinney III; and grandchildren, Skye McKinney and Andrea Hurd.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, the Paracentesis Unit at Christiana Hospital, and to Dr. George Makar for the compassionate care provided to Jay during his illness.

A visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday morning, September 22, 2017, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.


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  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures.

  • To a truly selfless person with a heart of gold you will be missed my friend .God bless you and your family & Joanne and her family with love ,
    Teresa and family

  • Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful and thoughtful person. He will be miss.

  • Hey brother in law you will be missed and always loved. You were the best brother in law I could of ever asked for always there for me and Amanda she will miss you very much. But you are with God now and no more pain. You rest in peace till we meet again.

  • I hate that this day has come. But I want to spend my time here remembering all the laughs we used to have at work. You are one of the funniest craziest guys I have ever met. Your passion and love for the residents you have worked with will never be forgotten. We are all saddened by the news, wherever you are give ’em crap and say hello to Jimi for me. Till I see you on the other side.. Peace!

  • Bird, my hope is that you are with your parents and your beloved Hootie Girl. Know that you will be missed and thought of always. Rest peacefully, you have truly earned it. Love you always.