Dr. J. Warren McKay, 93, of Ft. Lauderdale was a well-respected physician, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He passed away July 14, 2020.
Warren was born and raised in Wichita, KS where he graduated high school. He loved swimming and was a state high school champion in the backstroke. Warren attended the University of Kansas and became a Jayhawk for life – particularly watching Kansas basketball. He enlisted in the Navy and attended Tulane University where he got his medical degree. He served in the Korean War aboard the USS Wright. Warren met his life-long partner and wife during his period of Navy service, as Audrey was a Navy nurse. After the Navy, Warren and Audrey moved to Rochester, Minnesota where he received advanced training at the Mayo Clinic. They chose to settle in sunny Fort Lauderdale and Warren became one of the founding partners of the venerable Lauderdale Medical Group along with doctors Smith, Ferayorni, and Dornburger who also were all Mayo Clinic alumni. Warren retired after forty years of practice at the LMG spending his retirement years staying active with family and the outdoor activities he loved – golfing, swimming and hiking in Colorado.
Warren is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Audrey McKay. He is survived by his loving children and their families: Gary McKay (his wife Patricia), Nancy McKay and Keith McKay (his wife Pamela), 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A service to remember Warren’s life will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday July 24, 2020 at Baird-Case Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Due to COVID 19, a private internment with military honors will be conducted at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to:
Holy Cross Hospital: http://www.holycrossdonations.com or
The Humane Society of Broward County: https://humanebroward.com/donate-old/honor-memorial-donation/
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