July 10, 1963 ~ October 19, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Knottsville, KY

Shawn McKay, age 58 of Knotsville passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Owensboro. He was born July 10, 1963 in Owensboro the son of William Charles and Sue Ellen Gerteisen McKay.

Shawn favorite past time was spending time with his grandchildren and his children and making them happy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and working on cars. He was truly a selfless man and never met a stranger.

Aside from his parents, Shawn is preceded in death by his youngest brother, Roger McKay.

Left to honor Shawn’s memory are his children Shawna, Rebekah and Cole McKay, seven grandchildren and one brother, Paul McKay.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory with Bro. Damon Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. McKay. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Shawn McKay and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: October 23, 2021 11:00 am - October 23, 2021 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Funeral: October 23, 2021 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Shawn and I were proba ly the oldest of the pack when we’re kids we grew up together we waited for the bus together and got off the bus together . Many days we didn’t agree on things but we would battle it out . We spent alot of time in the woods building forts and playing tag football with all the brothers and sisters of each other . Your laugh was like nobody else’s. I could hear u laugh without looking and know it was you . Rest easy my friend . Fly with the angels .

  2. Our love and prayers are with you all. May God’s love, strength, and comfort be upon each of you.
    Debbie, Shaun, and Stefanie

  3. Loved Shawn. Always enjoyed teasing him and talking about fishing and deer hunting. Life is too short. I will never forget him. My love and prayers to the entire family. May God hold you close as Jesus is the Bridge which passes all understanding.

  4. Shawn was truly a selfless man. He radiated only love and laughter. From the short time that I had the privilege of knowing him I learned a lot. Especially where the fish were biting! He would give you the shirt off of his own back, (with a $20 in the front pocket to boot.) I’m so sorry for the family’s loss of such a great man. I pray that Jesus comforts and consoles your hearts during this time. I pray that Jesus brings us to be more like Shawn by showing love, and caring for every person who’s path we may cross on this earth.

  5. Shawna I am so sorry to hear about your dad He was a wonderful person He love to talk about his children and grandchildren, He loved you all a lot. Praying for you and your family, Love and hugs Pam Yeager and Eddie McLimore Jr

  6. Shawn was always a gentle teddy bear. Had an infectious smile & joyful laughter. Thoughts & Prayers to all the McKay family.

  7. Ur life here meant something to many people. I will miss u along with ur bro and children. U were one of a kind Shawn. My heart breaks. I loved u like a dad once then I loved u like a bro. Thanks for the great memories and urs and Charlene’s kind heart to me. This life will never be the same without u.
    Love u bro.

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