Joseph Robert McKenzie Jr.
November 1, 1946 – November 2, 2019
COLUMBIA - A graveside service with military honors for Joseph Robert McKenzie, Jr., 73, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.
Mr. McKenzie died Saturday, November 2, 2019. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was a son of the late Joseph Robert McKenzie, Sr. and Agatha Elizabeth Noisette McKenzie. Serving in the Marines during the Vietnam era, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnamese Campaign Medal. Mr. McKenzie worked for Pan Am Airlines for 19 years and the US Postal Service for 10 years. He was an avid Billiards player.
Surviving are his sisters, Agatha “Penny” Shannon of Charleston, SC and Valvita McKenzie Deas of Columbia; brother, Anthony P. McKenzie of Columbia; sister-in-law, Yvette R. McKenzie of Columbia, SC; two nephews, Matthew McKenzie and Anton McKenzie and his wife, Nicole McKenzie; and one niece, Ronale McKenzie.
Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
- Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019