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Michael Wayne McKenzie

November 28, 1944 — November 20, 2021

Michael Wayne McKenzie

Michael Wayne “Mike” McKenzie, age 76, passed away peacefully at home Saturday morning.

He was born November 28, 1944, son of the late Huey J. and Johnsie M. McKenzie. He attended Rockingham High School and Fort Smith Business College. Mike proudly served his country through his time in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his service, he began a lifelong career in sales. In 1974, Mike his wife Brenda opened Discount City Furniture Outlet, which they operated for 46 years in Richmond County. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, William J. “Bill” McKenzie, and sisters, Patricia Boone, Hughleen Gross and Geraldine Peoples.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Brenda Craven McKenzie, of the home, son, Kane M. McKenzie (Tammy) of Rockingham, daughter, Amanda McKenzie of Rockingham, brother, Keith M. McKenzie (Donna) of Rockingham, sister-in-law, Peggy McKenzie of Rockingham, brother-in-law Buddy Peoples of Arkansas, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Sweet Haven Church in Rockingham where he enjoyed fellowship with many friends. He loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories with them over a good meal. He always had a love of spending time around water. He enjoyed restoring old boats, playing golf, and riding tractors. He loved being in nature and could find joy and amazement in the small things. In his later years, his favorite pastime, by far, was spending time with his three grandsons who were his pride and joy. “Paw-paw” absolutely loved to tell them stories of his life and build various contraptions for them to enjoy. He could take anything, whether it be an old rope or a discarded piece of wood and create something they would enjoy playing on for hours.

Visitation will be held at Sweet Haven Church from 12:30-1:45pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. A celebration of life will immediately follow at 2:00pm. Rev. Kane McKenzie, his beloved son, will officiate the service.

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