It is with deep sadness we want to let the Ozark Society members know that Bob McKinney passed away this afternoon after months of complicated health issues.  He was one of those human beings that was full of mischief, a trickster, a gourmet cook, and above all, a planner of great trips, especially France and Italy.

Bob was a leader in the OS for many years, back in the 70s and 80s.  He was President of the Pulaski Chapter, 2nd Vice President of the Ozark Society, lead many adventurous outings – a Grand Canyon float trip back in 1973 (53 people on 3 huge rafts) for a week;  Bob organized and lead two canoe trips for the OS, to the  Nantahala and Chattooga Rivers in the late 70s.  Everyone survived!  He was also a dedicated runner and led many “Hash House Harriers” distance runs in the U.S. and Europe. Bob was an electrical engineer working for Southwestern Bell and AT&T until retirement. He also worked in Iran,  China and was an ardent traveler throughout Europe and the U.S.