Jordan Ryan McKinney, age 33, of Richmond, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, at his home.
Born July 18, 1986, in Morehead, Kentucky, he is the son of Danny J. McKinney and Deborah Cherrix McKinney of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters and one brother: Rebecca Layne (Todd) of Wilmore, Kentucky, Stephen Sartain of West Springfield, Virginia, Leigh Ann Woodside (Robert) of Angier, North Carolina, and Kati McKinney of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; paternal grandmother, Betty Busby of Morehead; lifelong friend and family, David, Brittany, Carsyn, and Camden Bowling and Brian Barger, all of Morehead; and Ryan’s fiancée, Cassandra Bradley of Morehead.
Others to lovingly remember Ryan are nieces, nephews, a great niece, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul Busby, and maternal grandparents, Esley and Maxine Cherrix.
Jordan Ryan McKinney: To say his name will instantly bring a smile to your face as he had a natural gift of uplifting others. We all knew how much he loved his job at Lexington Motorsports from his snapchat and social media posts. He was the vibrant spirit behind that company, which became his second family.
Throughout his life, Ryan met many special friends including Scott Robinson and Mark Miller who mentored and supported him through difficult times. Ryan’s incredible strength, faith and dedication became an inspiration to others. He loved his family, his nieces and nephews, and his dogs, Rusty and Tucker.
His passions included working out and spending time with his friends, his fiancée and her son Benji. While living in Morehead and after moving to Richmond, Ryan attended Better Life Church where he continued his relationship with God. Ryan’s bright smile and positive attitude will be missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be held 7 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Daniel Lucas officiating.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ryan's memory to BETTER LIFE CHURCH, 111 BLC ROAD, MOREHEAD, KY 40351.
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