November 7, 2009
Donald Ray McKenzie, 70, of North Lewisburg passed away November 7, 2009 in the Gables at Green Pasture, Marysville.
Don was born December 24, 1938 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Haskel and Nancy (Caudill) McKenzie.
He was a standout basketball player at Oil Springs High School, KY. Don spent most of his career as the owner of a small masonry subcontracting company in North Lewisburg.
Don is survived by his sons, Don (Fran) McKenzie of Houston, Texas, Philip (Debbie) McKenzie of North Lewisburg, Joey (Sandie) McKenzie of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, David (Mandy) McKenzie of Gahanna, Ohio, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Jasmine (Tim Buchenroth ) McKenzie, Amanda (Jeremy) Stephens, Angela McKenzie, Allasyn McKenzie, Abbey McKenzie, Anna McKenzie, Noah McKenzie, Abbie Funk, Alex Medina, Cheyanne McKenzie; and two great-grandchildren, Madison Wildermuth and Ava Buchenroth, her sister, Ruth Reubinal of Springfield, Ohio.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nola Meade McKenzie; her brothers, Manis, Kelly and Carl; her sisters, Inis Justice and Neva Fitch. Following Don’s wishes, his body will be cremated. Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. He will be placed by his beloved wife, Nola in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville, KY. Services have been entrusted to FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.