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James "Jamie" McKenzie, 61, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 7:31 P.M. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was born Wednesday, November 17, 1954 in Fairfield, Illinois to parents, James and Phyllis (Keener) McKenzie. He married Tara Chambliss on July 5, 1986 in Bluford, Illinois.
In honor of the family's wishes Jamie will be cremated and the Memorial Service will be private. Inurnment will take place at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.
A Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, October 10, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
"Jamie" is survived by his mother: Phyllis McKenzie of Mount Vernon, Illinois, wife: Tara McKenzie of Mount Vernon, Illinois, two sons: Bryce McKenzie and wife Heather of Troy, Illinois and Jeremy McKenzie of Australia, two daughters: Talisha Chambliss Roider and husband Lee of Glen Carbon, Illinois and Krissie McKenzie of Carbondale, Illinois, six grandchildren, and two brothers: Mike McKenzie and wife Becky of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Bob McKenzie and wife Dana of Carterville, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
His father preceded him in death.
Jamie worked as a laborer for Continental Tire for 39 years.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the the McKenzie Family (please make checks payable to "Tara McKenzie") and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on October 6, 2016
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