James L. McKinnon

April 13, 1924 - February 23, 2020
James L. McKinnon

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James L McKinnon died at the Calcutta Health Care Center on Sunday February 23, 2020 following a lengthy illness.
He was born in East Liverpool on April 13, 1924 a son of the late Forrest J. McKinnon and Elizabeth Headley.
Having lived his entire life in the area, Jim was an honorary 2002 graduate of East Liverpool High School, a WWII Navy Veteran; Member of: VFW Post 66, Knights of Columbus Council 509, High Noon Bowling League, Holy Trinity Parish at St Aloysius and at one time was invited to try out for the Cleveland Browns. Jim was a custodian for the East Liverpool School System from which he retired after many years of service.
Jim is survived by two sons: Michael McKinnon and his wife Trudy of East Liverpool, Dennis James “DJ” McKinnon and his wife Anna of East Liverpool; two daughters: Tricia Cooper and her husband Jim of East Liverpool, Carol Russell East Liverpool; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents Jim was preceded in death by his wife: Eileen (Tuohy) McKinnon whom he married October 7, 1944; six brothers: Forest McKinnon, Albert McKinnon, Clarence McKinnon, Robert McKinnon, Charles McKinnon and Cecil McKinnon and one sister: Dora Snyder.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at Holy Trinity Parish-St Aloysius Church on Thursday at 10AM with Father Scott Kopp officiating.
The family will be present to receive friends at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home Calcutta Chapel on Wednesday form 2-4 and 6-8 pm.
Family and friends may view this obituary and leave online condolences at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Thursday, February 27, 2020
10:00 AM

Holy Trinity Parish - Directions

East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Riverview Cemetery - Directions
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

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  • February 24, 2020
    Fred and Mary Frost says:
    Jim will be misses. He was a really great guy! We have missed him at Church! Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family from the Frost Family

  • February 24, 2020
    Kristen says:
    My condelenes to the family

  • February 25, 2020
    Judy Manning says:
    Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family

  • February 25, 2020
    Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James L. McKinnon, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, James L. McKinnon, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • February 25, 2020
    Tim Martin says:
    Carol, Trish, Mike & DJ....what a gem... how blessed you all were to call him "Dad"...sending our love and prayers! Tim, Lynette & Gabrielle