McKenzie, Billy Frank “Okie”

April 16th, 2008

Billy Frank “Okie” McKenzie, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, where he was employed for 20 years, at the age of 78. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Oakie was the devoted and loving husband of Patricia (Miller) McKenzie. He was born on January 4, 1930, in Waurika, Oklahoma, son of the late Floyd and Cleta (Hunter) McKenzie. Oakie grew up in Lebanon, Oklahoma and graduated from Madill High School, and attended Rutgers University. He went on to serve in the United States Army during the time of the Korean War. Oakie and his wife Patricia moved to Wilmington, MA, in 1968 and were members of the St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Before his employment at Lahey Clinic, Oakie worked for the family business, Miller Disposal for many years.

Besides his wife Oakie is survived by three sons John McKenzie & his wife Patricia of Chester, NH, Scott McKenzie & his wife Susan of Nashua, NH, and David (Mickey) McKenzie & his fiancé Roseanna of Wilmington, he leaves 5 precious grandchildren Daniel, Sarah, Courtney, Alexander, and Caroline, his brothers Jerry Wayne McKenzie of Arlington, TX, and Harmon Lee McKenzie of Dallas, TX.

His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 18th, at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, at10:00 a.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours on Thursday, April 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 and 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, c/o Orphanage, 4 Forest St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Michael, Brannon and I are so sorry. If there is anything we can do for you let us know. You are in our prayers We love you.

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