Mckinley Straham III was born to Mckinley Straham JR and Martha Jordan on June 4, 1934 in Peno, Oklahoma. He moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico with his mom where he finished his schooling. He then went into the army for 3 years. He moved to California with his sister after serving in the army.
Vacationing in Carlsbad, New Mexico, he met Betty, and they united after many letter writings. They were together for 60 Years and have 4 children. He worked at the Veteran’s Administration hospital as a nursing assistant, and psychiatry for 34 years, where he retired.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Betty; Sisters: Renee (Thomas), Regina; Brother: Kenneth; Children: Barbara (Jeff), Michael, Darryl, McKinley IV; Grandchildren: Sam, Crystal, Seville, Dominique, Michael JR, Marcus, Mckele, Matthew, Darion; One Great Grandchild, Mckenna,; a loving adopted son Dennis; a true friend Joe Kelly; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.