Obit: Danny McKenzie

Obit: Danny McKenzie

June 11th, 2014 in Obituaries
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Danny Eugene McKenzie, 67, of Ooltewah, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014. He lived most of his life in Chattanooga but Alabama was always his home and his team. He was born in Anniston, Ala., and graduated from Section High School in 1964. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Danny retired from Lectrus Corporation (formerly Metal Systems) where he served for many years, most recently as vice president. He was the son of the late Aubry and Naomi McKenzie. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wilson McKenzie; daughter, Angie (Mike) Hart, of Soddy-Daisy; son, Bryan (Brooke) McKenzie, of Trenton, Ga.; brothers, James (Joyce) McKenzie, of Woodville, Ala., Buddy (Sorita) McKenzie, of Trenton, Ga.; sister, Brenda (Terry) Hamlin, of Section, Ala.; sister-in-law, Carole Wilson, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Corey Gray, Christa Sanders, Kyle Deabler, Cameron McKenzie, Cody McKenzie and Carter McKenzie; great-grandson, Jaxtyn Sanders; and several nieces and nephews. Danny will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to those he loved. He was a hard worker and always there to lend a hand, often before he was even asked. He loved the beach and made the most of his retirement enjoying traveling and camping with his wife. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ed Wright officiating and Jimmy Steffner will provide a eulogy. The interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and to view the memorial tribute. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Danny's name to the American Cancer Society. A special thanks to the dear neighbors who have supported and lifted the family up through this very difficult time. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today, June 11, 2014 and one hour prior to the funeral service at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.