Mitchael Edward McKenzie, 59, of Jackson Street, Lonaconing died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Born on January 16, 1955 in Frostburg he was the son of the late John Edward McKenzie and Phyllis (Lambert) McKenzie.
He was also preceded in death by his best friend, Fred Matthews.
Mitchael loved animals and antique cars. He had many friends and never met a stranger. He had worked for LaVale Wilbert Vault Company and was a former member of the Midland Firemen's Shuffle Board Team.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda (Beeman) McKenzie; two children, James Douglas Peebles and wife Wilda Rose Grady of Vale Summit and Missy Yvonne Jacobs and husband Jeremy of Barton; six grandchildren, Brooke, Meghan, Chris, Hannah, Shane and Casey; two great-grandchildren, Madalyn Skye and Zane Adam; two sisters, Gail McKenzie of Lonaconing and Arlene McKenzie of Colonial Beach, VA; one brother, Patrick Russell McKenzie of Lonaconing; three sisters-in-law, Carol Brabson and husband Ray, Cathy Colmer and husband Charlie and Sharon Darr and companion Jeff Ward; one brother-in-law, Roger Darr; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and his two dogs, Mandy and Shyla.
Family and friends will be received at the Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Butch Wright officiating. Interment will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills.
At the request of the family donations may be made in memory of Mitch to the Allegany County Animal Shelter at P.O. Box 566, Cumberland, MD 21502.
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