Erin Kirk McKinley was born January 4, 1964, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Kenneth Loren McKinley and Harriet Jane McKinley (Converse) and died October 27, 2020. He was the third child of five. Kirk grew up in Skiatook and Sperry, Oklahoma graduating from Skiatook High School in 1982. He enjoyed traveling the country selling fruit before returning home to settle down. He married Stacy Kyle in 1987. They had one daughter, Korrie Janeann McKinley. Kirk has a second daughter, Ellen Pettigrew with Kelli Pettigrew. Kirk was self-employed most of his life working as a brick layer, oil field worker, and in construction and remodeling. He was intelligent, creative and artistic and loved to draw and work with wood. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing guitar. He was loving and charismatic with a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing pranks on his friends and family. Kirk was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Harriet McKinley and his older brother, Kent McKinley. He is survived by his two daughters, Korrie McKinley Boster of Red Bluff, CA, and Ellen Pettigrew of Tulsa, OK; four grandchildren Tyler Rich, Avery Tanner, Avyen Boster and Jamison Boster; his three sisters, Kelly McKinley of Oklahoma City, OK, Kerry Roper of Paradise, TX, Kamille Oleson of Tulsa, OK; and several nieces and nephews, three aunts, one uncle, several cousins and countless friends. Kirk loved God, his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.
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