John Shane Mckinzie
November 27, 1959 – April 23, 2018
John S. McKinzie, 58 of Huntington passed away at 4:41 pm on Monday, April 23, 2018 at his residence. John was a 1979 graduate of Huntington North High School. He had worked at Zollner Pistons for several years as well as Zimmer Bio-Met. John loved working on motorcycles and enjoyed tinkering on projects. He was an avid deer hunter and was a member of the Goat Eaters Club. John was a great father and grandfather and was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
He was born on November 27, 1959 in Huntington, the son of Allen and Joan (Crooks) McKinzie.
He was united in marriage to Cynthia Lahr on June 21, 1986 in Huntington. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter: Wendy (Christa) Becovitz-McKinzie of Indianapolis; a son: Ian (Christa) McKinzie of Huntington; a stepson: Lucas Kern of Warren; two brothers: Bill McKinzie of Huntington; Riki McKinzie of Wisconsin; a sister: Valli McKinzie of Huntington and three grandchildren: Kamden McKinzie, Ellie McKinzie and Arabella Becovitz-McKinzie.
A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
Memorial donations can be made out to donor’s choice of charity in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
- Cindy McKinzie, Wife
- Wendy Becovitz-McKinzie, Daughter
- Ian McKinzie, Son
- Lucas Kern, Stepson
- Bill McKinzie, Brother
- Riki McKinzie, Brother
- Valli McKinzie, Sister
- Allen McKinzie, Father
- Joan McKinzie, Mother
- Three grandchildren: Kamden McKinizie, Ellie McKinzie and Arabella Becovitz-McKinzie
- Donor's choice of charity
- Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, May 12, 2018
John Shane Mckinzie
April 25, 2018
Dearest Cindy and Family,
Words cannot express the sympathy we have for your loss. John, or as we nicknamed him at karaoke, "The Big Mac Attack", was a wonderful man. A good man. And we don't find that too often anymore these days. He sang with heart and feeling, and that lil devilish child - like grin. Cindy, he loved you so very much. He would come in and try songs that he thought expressed his love for you. "Wonderful Tonight" was one of those songs that he would sing, with a lil tear in his eye, and tell everyone that he was singing for you. I think he even sang it for you one night that you came in. He was so proud he could do that for you. He was always talking about you, the kids, and the "granbabies", as he would say.
We would exchange his "Apple Pie"(which I almost choked on) for chocolates that I made specially for him. He loved those at Christmas time!
I am honored to say he was my friend. Thank you for sharing Mac with us for karaoke after he got off work. We will miss him dearly.
Please know we are praying for you and your family, and if there is anything we can do, please call me.
Love and Healing Prayers,
April 24, 2018
Shane that's the name I have always known you by. You have left behind many childhood memories through junior high. I will miss your post on facebook and miss seeing all your pics of your family and your wonderful grandkids. You will be missed dearly by all. May you always ride your bike on the golden streets of heaven. I myself will never forget all the fun times we shared growing up. Rest in peace my friend...Prayers to your family
April 24, 2018
Cindy and family. My deepest condolences to you all. I know how much you loved John and what a great husband and father he was. Prayers.