Dana McKisson

Dana Austin McKisson

Tuesday, July 31st, 1962 - Saturday, December 19th, 2020
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Dana Austin McKisson, warehouse manager for Centrifuge Media, died after a brief illness on December 19, 2020 at the age of 58 in his Rougemont home following a brief bout of cancer. He was surrounded by the intense love and support of his immediate family.

Dana is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Jones) McKisson; his daughters, Taylor Austin Raymer and Carlyn Elizabeth Fowler; his son-in-law, Connor Fowler; and his beloved granddaughter, Spencer Austin Raymer, who affectionately called him “Daya.”

Born in Mentor, Ohio, Dana was the oldest son of Dean McKisson and Marjorie Hughes McKisson. He was a graduate of Vance High School and attended Louisburg College. Dana married the love of his life, Kim, in 1983 while serving as a medic in the United States Army. They welcomed two beautiful daughters in 1988 and 1991, who were the most important parts of Dana’s life.

Dana was an avid Duke basketball fan and enjoyed following them over many states to watch them play. He also loved his BMWs and John Deere lawn mowers, and could be found on most Saturday afternoons tinkering on them in his garage. He was a self-taught mechanic who could take apart almost any motor, repair it, and reassemble it without too many leftover pieces.

His family will celebrate his life privately at one of his favorite places, Ocean Isle Beach, in the spring of 2021.
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Priscilla C Jones

Posted at 09:37pm
With loving memories of Dana McKisson, a great husband, father, "Daya", and son-in-law. All my love- Mom

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Larry Champion and Jerry Barnett

Posted at 12:05pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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Kimberly McKisson Posted at 12:44pm

Larry and Jerry- Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely gestures. Dana cared about you both and we always had the best time with you guys.

Chris Dahnke

Posted at 06:43am
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dana was a good friend in the office and always ready to talk about Duke basketball. May peace be with you.
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Sean Guy

Posted at 03:38pm
Thank you for the countless laughs and stories on the road and in the warehouse. Truly one in a million.

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