Roy Junior McKinzie, 94, of Centralia passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Fireside House of Centralia. He was born on July 28, 1926, the son of Roy and Zola (Swaim) McKinzie in Centralia. He married Edna Cole on April 1, 1950, in Centralia and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sons, Richard McKinzie and wife Pam of Woodlawn, and Michael McKinzie of Walnut Hill; grandchildren Angie Schrader and husband Kevin of Coulterville, Brett McKinzie and wife Sara of Central City, and Brian McKinzie of Carlyle; great-grandchildren Brody Schrader, Caitlyn McKinzie, Baylie McKinzie and significant other Brett Phillips, Ariana McKinzie, Danielle McKinzie, Quinn McKinzie, and Nora McKinzie; great-great-grandchild Kaden Phillips; and daughter-in-law Debbie McKinzie.
Along with his wife, Edna McKinzie, Roy was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Zola McKinzie; brother Julius McKinzie; son David McKinzie; and grandson Chad McKinzie.
Mr. McKinzie served his country in the United Stated Army with pride during WWII. Roy was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon until the church’s closing. He then found his church family at Missionary Baptist Church in Richview. He worked hard to provide for his family for the railroad until his retirement. He was an animal lover, raising dogs for families to purchase and offering a place for boarding of animals. Roy enjoyed traveling especially out west to visit family. He was a loving and supportive grandpa that was so proud of his grandchildren. Roy will be deeply missed by all his friends and family.
Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Roy McKinzie with arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Kevin Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 446 and the VFW Post 2055. A visitation time to offer condolences to Roy’s family will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Roy’s honor to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Salvation Army. Online condolences and memories of Roy may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.
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