Stephen Max Kinney was born September 27, 1941 in Rosston, OK to Charley and Faith Kinney.
Steve went through childhood at Laverne, Oklahoma. He graduated from Laverne High School in 1959. At age 18, he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Cotter of Buffalo, Oklahoma. They resided a short time in Woodward, Oklahoma, then moved to Guymon, Oklahoma where Steve worked at the Hitch Feed Lot from 1960 through 1964. They then moved to Elmwood, Oklahoma where he was employed as a boat mechanic from 1965 to 1980. He last worked for Nichols Water Service from which he retired due to his health.
Steve was a quiet, reserved man. He had a strong conviction when it came to religion. He loved his Lord and his family although he didn't often speak it in words. It was there without saying. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Beaver, Oklahoma.
Steve's life-long passion was fishing. He started this hobby as a young child. He loved to fish even when the fish weren't biting. The family always said he had enough fishing poles, lures, etc. to open up his own fishing store. He also enjoyed gardening, particularly roses and tomatoes.
Steve departed this life on July 30, 2017 at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK after sustaining a fall at his home. He was preceded in death by his father Charley Kinney, mother Faith Kinney, sister, Joy Johnson, sister Irene Schultz and son David Kinney.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years Margaret, daughter Teresa Hester, spouse Mark Hester of Elk City, OK, son Robert Kinney, spouse Barbara Kinney of Milburn, OK, and son Michael Kinney, spouse Karla Kinney of Buffalo, OK. There are 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.