He was a good neigh­bor

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 28 ar­ti­cle “Po­lice sus­pect man killed by home­made ex­plo­sive.”

Scott McKin­ney was our next-door neigh­bor. His pres­ence still seems very real.

Scott was out­side a lot, work­ing on his yard, work­ing on his car, fix­ing up his house. When­ever I would come home with a large bag of pot­ting soil or some­thing, Scott came and car­ried it in. When we needed some­thing fixed in our home, he came and fixed it and usu­ally re­fused pay­ment, al­though a wa­ter­melon was fine.

We have pho­tos of him with our grand­son un­load­ing a truck­load of com­post years ago. He let us swim in his pool and even hosted a birth­day party for our grand­son and friends one year. The last good thing he did for us was a big prun­ing job on a live oak.

Scott has been noth­ing but a good neigh­bor for many years, and our fam­ily will miss him ter­ri­bly.

Marge Wood marge.wood@gmail.com

Austin

scott McKin­ney Po­lice say he died Mon­day from in­juries suf­fered when a home­made ex­plo­sive de­vice ac­ci­den­tally det­o­nated while he was driv­ing Sun­day night in South Austin.

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