James "Mike" Michael McKinzie, 61, of Idamay, passed away on Friday (July 6, 2018) at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Feb. 15, 1957 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a son of the late Margie Anderson.
Mike was retired from Dominion Hope Gas, having been employed as a supervisor. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding with his friends on his Harley. He never knew a stranger and helped and gave to anyone in need. He was a hard worker and grew a garden. He had the biggest heart of anybody we knew. He was a loving husband, father, pappy, uncle and friend.
Survivors include his wife: Lena Barta McKinzie; four children: James "Mikie" (Katrina) McKinzie Jr., Daniel "Danny" McKinzie, Misty (Shay) Mace and Gena McKinzie (Michael "Mike") Runner; grandchildren: Briana, Lacey, Travis, Carter, Dylan, Dakota, Lucas, Gavin and Payton; mother-in-law: Pat Mains; brothers and sisters: Sherry (Rick) Dennsian, Debra Lear, Candy Miller, Melinda Martin, Roger (Wendy) Anderson, Tommy (Crystal) Anderson; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandmother: Mary Carpenter, father-in-law: Sonny Barta, a sister: Vicky Wolf and sister-in-law: Dorothy Hamrick.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hutson Funeral Home, 3171 Husky Highway, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Interment will follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted. Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com
Published on July 9, 2018