The two of them were very supportive, both while playing, and of the program and their teammates. Please pray and support the many friends and the families of these two "good friends" of Knoxville Baseball. The following obituaries are copied from the Sunday edition of the Des Moines Register.
Mr. McKay had lived in Knoxville all his life. He was a dispatcher with Mike Brooks Trucking in Knoxville and a student at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. He enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, camping and watching sports.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lisa and Steven Modlin of Knoxville; his father, Stephen McKay of Des Moines; a sister, Staci McKay of Knoxville; two stepsisters, Amanda Oppedahl of Boone and Kalee Modlin of Kearney, Neb.; and his grandparents, Nancy and Charlie Van Houwelingen and Chris and Gary Rowley, and his great-grandparents, Fern Jarman, Mabel Rowley and Vera McKay, all of Knoxville.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at Evans-McCleery Funeral Home in Knoxville, where the family will be present from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth McKay Memorial Fund for the Knoxville Baseball Program at Iowa State Savings Bank in Knoxville.
Timothy Michael Husted, 19, of Knoxville died Friday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Thursday on Iowa Highway 14 south of Knoxville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Knoxville, with burial at Graceland Cemetery there.
Mr. Husted was born in Oskaloosa and had lived in Knoxville most of his life. He was a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He enjoyed sports, especially baseball and basketball, which he had played in high school.
He is survived by his parents, Connie and Michael Husted, a brother, Troy, and his grandparents, Catherine Husted and James Cummings, all of Knoxville.
Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. today at Bybee and Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville, where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knoxville Baseball Program or the Knoxville Basketball Program.
Words can not expess the sympathy, hurt, and love we all had for these two guys. I, as well as all the Knoxville Baseball family will miss them greatly.
~ Coach Joel Johnson
(November 10, 2002)
~ Coach Joel Johnson