Paul McKenzie

Paul McKenzie

VILLA GROVE – Paul David McKenzie, age 78, of Villa Grove died at 3:19 p.m. Friday (Jan. 4, 2013) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the Joines Funeral Home, Illinois 130 South, Villa Grove, with the Rev. Darrin Elder officiating. Burial will be in the Villa Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the funeral home.

Paul was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Villa Grove, a son of Harvey and Hazel (McCollom) McKenzie. He married Mary Black on June 11, 1979. She survives in Villa Grove.

Also surviving are one daughter, Denise Bishop of Ashmore; one stepson, Mark (Lisa) Yates of Villa Grove; two stepdaughters, Roberta (Mike) Burnham of Percy and Connie Smith of Villa Grove; and one brother, Harvey McKenzie of Arizona.

Mr. McKenzie was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dennis Diltz; and two sisters.

Paul was a member of the Roofers Union Local 97 in Champaign and served as its business administrator for several years. He was the scorekeeper at Henson Park for softball games for many years.

He loved fishing, watching all kinds of sports, country music, being with his grandkids, and singing to Mary.

Memorials can be made to the McKenzie family.