David Norris MacKinnon, age 82, formerly of Richmond, KY, died on August 5, 2021. Born in Greenville, AL on March 6, 1939, son of the late Luther and Eleanor Norris MacKinnon. Beloved husband of the late Molly Ryland MacKinnon. Loving father of Laura Conway of Louisville, KY and Douglas (Courtney) MacKinnon of Gibsonia, PA. Brother of the late Luther Gillis MacKinnon. Proud grandfather of Molly Conway, Grant MacKinnon and Connor MacKinnon.
Norris earned a B.A. in Spanish from Davidson College, did graduate work at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned his PhD in Spanish from the University of Kentucky. He went on to be Spanish professor at Eastern Kentucky University for many years until his retirement. Earlier in life, Norris was a regular jogger and in recent years was an avid cyclist, enjoying riding the country roads of Kentucky and recently Pennsylvania. He had a thirst for knowledge, was always curious, and never stopped learning.
Memorial services will be held in Hampton Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, PA, on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Rev. Dr. Ted Martin, officiating. Private interment will be held in Richmond Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norris’ memory to the American Cancer Society, cancer.org.
Arrangements by Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., Bakerstown, PA. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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