Donald Lee McKay

Age 88, of Davison, passed away on February 27, 2023. To honor his wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Donald’s Tribute Wall at

Donald Lee McKay was born on May 29, 1934, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Margaret (Landro) McKay. Donald graduated from Dye High School in 1952. He pursued many careers throughout his life, including Creekwood Dairy Farms, Kitchen Queen, and General Motors. Donald retired after 41 years as a Quality Control Inspector in 1993.

Donald is survived by his son; Dennis R. McKay, his two daughters; Diana L. McKay and Malinda M. (Jim) Neeley, his daughter-in-law; Lori McKay, his step-daughter; Carla (Robert) Gruszkowski, his sister; Pamela Hobson, his grandchildren; Donald L. (Shere) McKay III, Sean McKay, Kyle Horton, and Megan Horton, his great-grandchildren; Donald L. McKay IV, Sydney, Mason, Axel, Quinton, Gadge, Katrina, and Anna Leise McKay, his step-grandchildren; Misty Gruszkowski, Lance Neeley, Robert Neeley, Katrina Hayes, Kevin Hayes, and Caitlyn Stepp, his nephew; Josh, and his two nieces; Alicia and Mandy.

Donald is preceded in death by his wife; Karen McKay, his son; Donald L. McKay Jr., his stepson; James Hayes, and his two sisters; Shirley and Bonnie.

Don was devoted to and very proud of his family. He was also a classic car enthusiast and owned and drove many of them over his lifetime. He also enjoyed trips to the casino and cards, a good game of pool, and watching sports. He also had many friends who along with his family will miss him dearly.

There will be a Celebration of Life announced at a later date.


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4 Condolences

  1. Cathy (Gunderman) Sherlock on March 4, 2023 at 8:06 am

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of all of you as I know he was a big part of all of your lives

  2. Chris Kleinbriel on March 4, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Don was a great cousin and family member to us Gunderman’s. We will all miss him dearly. Our prayers to his kids and sister Pamela Mckay.

  3. Denise Brillhardt on March 4, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Just want to say we are sorry for your dad’s passing. We will miss him very much. Love all you kids and thinking about you thrubthis hard time. Love Pat & Denise Brillhardt

  4. Tammy Moldenhauer on March 6, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the McKay family.
    Don, you will always hold a very special place in my heart. I will always cherish the many fond memories we shared together.
    ❤️🙏🏻 Tammy

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