Garry McKenzie, 70 of DeLeon Springs passed away Sept. 22, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. Garry was born in Morehead, and lived in different states throughout his childhood. He went to electronics school in Cleveland, Ohio when he was married to his wife, Kay Counts and they had a daughter and a son. In 1968 to 1972 he worked at National Mines in Ashland. In 1972 he moved to Florida and began working at Sherwood Medical Industries, which later became Covidien Inc. In 1973 he married Nicki Mackall and they have a daughter. Garry is predeceased by his mother, Hattie Mckenzie and his father, Ernest Mckenzie and a grandson, Justin Taylor Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Nicki Mckenzie, daughters, Heather Mckenzie and Colette Dunn (Rodney) and by a Son Chad Mckenzie and by four grandchildren Carly Kelly (Zach), Blake Dunn, Derek Mckenzie and Kyla Mckenzie, and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Pam Miles(Paul); brothers Ramah McKenzie (Mary), Tony and Keith McKenzie and numerous nieces and nephews.
Garry never met a stranger in his life, he could talk your ear off if you let him. He loved to fish in our earlier years of marriage; then came kids, camping, and friends. Family camping trips were truly enjoyed by him. Then came Cars, restoration of them, and shows such as the Turkey Rod Run. He had cars which he loved. Then he retired and enjoyed cruising the Caribbean with his friends and family. He loved seeing his grandchildren enjoying their sports. He was truly blessed with all of his friends and family.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 5-6pm, with a memorial service at 6pm at Allen-Summerhill Memorial Chapel in DeLand, FL. Online condolences may be made at www.allensummerhill.com
The family thanks you for your prayers at this time and would like donations sent to the American Cancer Society.
Published on September 26, 2016