Ronald Kenneth McKenzie (67)

Galatia, Illinois
Birth: July 19, 1953
Death: July 8, 2021

Ronald Kenneth McKenzie, 67, of rural Galatia, Illinois, formerly of Carmi, Illinois, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his home. He was born July 19, 1953, in Eldorado, Illinois, the son of Kenneth and Margaret (Henson) McKenzie.

Ron was an electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 702 in West Frankfort, Illinois, and a member of the Eagles Club in McLeansboro, Illinois. He also worked in his younger years as a derrick hand on a rotary oil drilling rig. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and he loved beagle and rottweiler dogs. In recent years, he enjoyed visiting numerous national parks. He was always quick with a joke or a prank.

Survivors include sons Ron (Lonnie) McKenzie of Parker, Colorado, and James McKenzie of Magnolia, Texas; sister Cynthia (Larry) Mayberry of Black Mountain, North Carolina; grandchildren Tristan McKenzie, Devon McKenzie, Alicia McKenzie, Savannah McKenzie, and Destiny McKenzie; and his loyal rottweiler dog, Lexi.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Friday, July 16, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Funeral is 10 am, Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel with burial in White County Memorial Gardens near Carmi.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Friday, July 16, 2021 - 5-7 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 10 am
Burial: White County Memorial Gardens, Carmi, Illinois

8 thoughts on “Ronald Kenneth McKenzie”

  1. Vic Stansberry

    I just recently connected with Ron on Facebook. We were boyhood friends living on second Street in Carmi. I was very much looking forward to meeting him again at the reunion this year. Rest in peace by long ago friend Ron

  2. Robert Anderson

    Ron and I were school buddies at Carmi. Ron and I graduated high school together and we went our separate ways!!! I got back together with him on Facebook here while back and we were just starting to pick up where we left off. Ron, I SURE hope the skies are brighter and bluer over there on the other side where I hope to join you one of these days!!! If you you find a good fishing hole DON’T catch all of em before I get there!!! I had to put that in there cause we both loved to fish.

  3. Charlie & Lana

    Ron… You sure were a special person. You will not be forgotten. We love and miss you already. So glad we were able to be with you in your last minutes.

  4. Big Mac, you were one of my favorite old time buddies and will remember all the great times we had growing up forever.Rest in peace bro.

  5. Cynthia A Anselment

    I was Ron’s sister in law for many years. Even after we were not legally family, he will always be my brother in law. I loved him as if he were my bother and he will be dearly lost, but never forgotten from my heart. He will live on through all the many memories we shared. Peace be with you, Ron.

  6. am deeply saddened by the loss of my brother in law for for many years. We had been out of touch for a long time and I just recently reconnected with him on the phone. We had plans to to talk often and I was looking forward to his silly jokes he loved to tell. I loved him like a brother and I will always miss him. I love you. RIP Ron

  7. I am reality saddened for the miss of my brother in law Ron whom I loved like a brother. We had been out of touch for a few years and I had recently reconnected with him by phone and was looking forward to many more calls from him. He will be greatly missed. I love you & fly high. RIP Ron.

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