William G. McKay
William G. McKay
  • September 4, 1928 - December 13, 2017
  • Almira, Washington

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McKAY, William G. (Bill) -

Passed away on December 13, 2017 at his home in Spokane, WA. He was born on September 4, 1928 in Spokane, WA to W. James "Jim" & Hilda McKay and grew up on the farm in Almira, WA. He attended high school in Almira and graduated in 1946. Bill received his BS degree from WSU and then taught high school agriculture for 10 years in Pomeroy, WA, where he was also an FFA advisor. After teaching, he returned to the family farm in Almira, and in 1982, started McKay Seed Company. Bill was a member of Washington State crop improvement and was a Republican Party Delegate. Later, he served as Parliamentarian for the Lincoln County Republican Party. Bill enjoyed traveling, golfing, hunting, his dogs, making knives, agriculture and farming, and the outdoors. His family, grandchildren and friends were what was most important to him. Bill is survived by his wife Nancy, two children Mitchell (Ann) McKay, Daniel (Laura) McKay and three stepsons Scott (Rea) Lomas, Randy (Shelleen) Lomas, and James (Jane) Lomas along with 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren as well as his sister Eileen Millikan and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Joyce McKay in 1990, grandson Warren McKay, three brothers Phillip, Robert, and David McKay, and a sister Doris Egbert. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Almira Community Church, Almira, WA with a graveside to follow at 2:00 PM at the Lafollette Cemetery. Bill will lie-in-state at the Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA on Sunday December 17, 2017 from 3-5 PM. Please sign the online guestbook at www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA is caring for the McKay family