Billy McKinzie, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the age of 88. He was born October 6, 1931 in Warrensburg, MO to John Clarence and Mary Genevieve (McGuinness) McKinzie.
Bill retired from CertainTeed as a supervisor following 39 years with the company. A long-time member of Northland Baptist Church, he had a strong love for both his Lord and his family. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Royals and the Chiefs. He also enjoyed his older Chevy pickup.
He married the love of his life and wife of 70 years, Marianne Russell on January 14, 1950 in Harrison, AR. In addition to Marianne, survivors include two daughters: Lesa McKinzie and Karen Oyres and husband, Rodney; four brothers: Dale, John, Frank and Don McKinzie; three sisters: Kathy Cox, Martha Ford and Joyce McKinzie; 10 grandchildren: Jessica, Ashley, Taylor, Corey, Alex, Bailey, Isabella, Elizabeth, PaeytonDean and Pollyanna; and six great grandchildren: Tyler, Kenley, Declan, Farrah, Brooklyn and Alexis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bobby McKinzie.
All services will be held at Northland Baptist Church, 7101 NW Waukomis Dr., Kansas City, MO 64151 on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the funeral service commencing at 7:00 p.m. Private Interment will be held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted with the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.