June 9, 1952-Nov. 20, 2013
SYRACUSE — Don McKenzie, 61, passed away on Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born on June 9, 1952 in Providence, R.I., to John and Betty (Carpenter) McKenzie.
On Nov. 1, 1980, he married Sandra Dawson who survives.
Don worked as a purchasing manager throughout most of his professional career. He was most recently employed as a purchaser with Biomet. He was a loving husband and father.
He served the Lord as a choir director, and was also formerly a volunteer firefighter. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in New Paris.
Don is survived by his wife, Sandra McKenzie; seven sons, Alexander (Chrissy), Nathaniel(Lydia), Caleb, Joshua, Matthew, Philip, and Gideon McKenzie; four daughters, Heather (Steve) Casey, Sarah, Rachel and Anna McKenzie; four grandchildren; his mother, Betty McKenzie; one sister, Virginia Melo; two brothers, John and Steve McKenzie.
He was preceded by his father.
Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Revs. Dan Haifley and Josh Weiland officiating.
Interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.