OBITUARY

Carl Ray McKenzie

October 5, 1952March 21, 2021
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Carl Ray McKenzie, 68, of Newburgh passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. He was born October 5, 1952 in Evansville to the late George and Nellie (Majors) McKenzie.

He was an Army veteran, serving with the Military Police in Germany. Carl retired from Kight Lumber after 24 years, then worked part time as a security officer at Tropicana Casino in Evansville. He served on the 1971 reunion committee for Bosse High School and was actively planning their upcoming 50th year celebration. Carl enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his son. He was of the Christian faith.

Carl was preceded in death by sisters, Michelle and Wanda, and brother, Bobby.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Wilma (Henze) McKenzie; son, Erik McKenzie; daughter, Conjetta McKenzie Schoon (Ryan); grandchildren, Eliza Finn and Jaxson McKenzie; niece, Kadriene McKenzie and nephew, Michael McKenzie (Jessica), both whom he helped raise; brothers, Thomas, Gary and Michael, Sr.; sisters, Linda Afshari and Rehna Thurber, and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, officiated by Rev. Gary McKenzie and his son, Erik. Kapperman Post 44 American Legion will do a walk through and military service at the funeral home. Friends may visit Saturday from 12:00 noon until service time. A livestream of the service will be available at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

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    Saturday, March 27, 2021

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CATHY OVERBY

March 28, 2021

Wilma Our hearts break for you. You and Carl were together for a longtime. We have not seen you for quite sometime but we have thought about you. Jim loves talking about the old days and you and Carl were a part of those days. These are tough times for you and everyone who knew and loved Carl. We pray that you will stay strong and remember all of the good times you had together.

Love
Jim and Cathy Overby

Barry Miller

March 27, 2021

I never saw Carl that he didn’t have a big smile on his face.....he was one of those rare people that could brighten your day just by being in the same room.
My deepest condolences and sympathy to Wilma and Carl’s family and friends.

Jennifer Kess

March 27, 2021

To many fun memories of Uncle Carl, to share but the ones that stands out the most are how summers were spent at his pool and being together for family events at the house and letting me ride quads in the front yard I love you Uncle Carl! Rest easy! You are loved and missed by so many!

Micah Brill

March 27, 2021

There are many memories that I could share about Uncle Carl its hard to pick just one. From him always making me laugh, letting me watch scary movies when my mom wouldn't, to letting me go swimming at his house almost every day of summer and even serving me my first official "shot" ( it was Peppermint Schnapps and Im pretty sure I haven't drank it since). I honestly grew up with one of the best uncles anyone could ask for! Uncle Carl I love you so much, and miss you dearly. You will always be loved and never forgotten. Rest Easy.

Linda Afshari

March 27, 2021

Love you and will miss you much dear brother.... Loved it when we all use to go camping together and laugh and have fun, also when I use to come and spend the night in your old house and get scared of sleeping in the basement and wake you up...🥰💕

Rehna McKenzie/Thurber

March 26, 2021

I am so heart broken by the death of my sweet brother. He was always there for me. He could make you laugh or make you cry by the things he would say. But most of all he was full of life. He enjoyed family and friends and loved to travel. I will miss him so much. But only for a little while when those asleep will be awakened. Revelation 21:3,4 what a promise with sickness and death done away with. Rest now my sweet brother. Remember I love you.

Suzie Thrall-Horvath

March 25, 2021

Carl was a great neighbor and friend that I lived in the neighborhood with for nearly 30 years. I'll always remember his whistle or boisterous calling of the kids when they were young and outside playing. I always thought that was funny and he had a great sense of humor. RIP Carl. Prayers to Wilma and the family.

Suzie & Les

Debra Dix Capper

March 24, 2021

Carl was that one Cool guy in the neighborhood. My condolences and prayers for the family.

Mike Dix

March 24, 2021

I have so many great memories of growing up with Carl in our neighborhood! He was always the brave guy in our group. Growing up would have been less without him. So sorry for your loss.

Gary Doughty

March 24, 2021

I can't tell you how sad this made us when we heard about Carl. He was truly a great person that would make you smile just being around him...and Wilma is the same way.....We are so sorry for your loss ....but we are all waiting for the day when we walk up to Jesus and he says "well done"...I have a place for you in Heaven. The next time we see him will be a celebration beyond anything we can imagine.. We love you guys.....Gary & Pam Doughty...

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Biography

Carl Ray McKenzie, 68, of Newburgh passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. He was born October 5, 1952 in Evansville to the late George and Nellie (Majors) McKenzie.

He was an Army veteran, serving with the Military Police in Germany. Carl retired from Kight Lumber after 24 years, then worked part time as a security officer at Tropicana Casino in Evansville. He served on the 1971 reunion committee for Bosse High School and was actively planning their upcoming 50th year celebration. Carl enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his son. He was of the Christian faith.

Carl was preceded in death by sisters, Michelle and Wanda, and brother, Bobby.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Wilma (Henze) McKenzie; son, Erik McKenzie; daughter, Conjetta McKenzie Schoon (Ryan); grandchildren, Eliza Finn and Jaxson McKenzie; niece, Kadriene McKenzie and nephew, Michael McKenzie (Jessica), both whom he helped raise; brothers, Thomas, Gary and Michael, Sr.; sisters, Linda Afshari and Rehna Thurber, and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, officiated by Rev. Gary McKenzie and his son, Erik. Kapperman Post 44 American Legion did a walk through and military service at the funeral home. Friends visited Saturday from 12:00 noon until service time.