Greg L. McKinley

August 20, 1959 ‒ May 06, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Greg L. McKinley, age 58, of Mansfield passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.

He was born August 20, 1959 in Mansfield, the son of George McKinley and Letta Louise (Spreng) McKinley – Talaga and was graduated from Madison High School in 1977.  Greg received his Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Central State College.

Greg worked at Empire Steel as a bearing repairman, until he sustained an injury at work, forcing his retirement in 1989.

Greg was a member of First English Lutheran Church and loved dogs.  He also lived on a farm and would have loved to raise cattle.

He loved to have a good time, night life and hanging out enjoying a few beers with his friends. Greg was also a very caring and loving individual who would give the shirt off his back to someone in need, and will be missed by all of those who love him.

Greg is survived by his step uncle Jack and Patricia Merchant, and a friend Bob Salser.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Friends may call Friday morning, May 11, 2018 from 10-11 am in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with the funeral service at 11 am. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville.

Memorial contributions to the Disabled Veterans may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Back in the day you were the best friend I had. We went through a lot together, had a lot of good times and fun. You’re gonna be missed and remembered.

  • I also remember Greg from the mid to late 70’s. He and Darrell were known as “the Wrecking Crew” back then, and they often met up with me and my friends Kent and Bruce to hang out. We all had a lot of good times together back then. May you rest in peace, Greg.

  • Lots of memories from the olden days that blue Mustang with the broken speedometer flying in and out of Galion. Drinking at the Disco and other things and plases. Time has separated all of us. The name “The Wrecking Crew” did sute you and Darrell. I wish that we could have gotten together so that we all could have reminisced about old times. I have to thank HotRod for letting me know about this sad event. I will see the others around but sadly we will not see you there. Rest In Peace.