October 30, 2019

Jerry C. McKenzie, 65 of Lewistown, Missouri died October 22, 2019 at the Country Aire Retirement Estates at Lewistown.

The son of John H. and Dora B. Nagel McKenzie was born on October 12, 1954 in rural Knox County, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to Winona Cottrell on September 16, 1978 at Lewistown, Missouri.

Jerry served as Fire Chief and currently as Assistant Fire Chief of the Western Lewis County Fire Protection District over the last 15 years.  He was a certified stormspotter, a first responder and emergency manager.  For many years he participated in Civil War re-enactment and he enjoyed building and operating radio control models.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his wife, Winona McKenzie of Lewistown, Mo.; three children, Kevin Wayne Krawl, Jennifer (Anthony) Davis and Joseph Adam McKenzie, all of Lewistown, Mo.; five grandchildren, Austin Davis, Keegan Daak, Autumn Davis, Kaylee McKenzie and Macy Viers; a sister, Joyce (Bob) Hail of Columbia, Mo.; brother, John H. (Nina) McKenzie, Jr. of Lewistown, Mo.; and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Clara Jane McKenzie, and brother, James Leon McKenzie.

Funeral services were held October 25, 2019 at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Lewistown, Mo. with Rev. Sam Smith officiating.  Visitation was held prior to services.  Pallbearers: John Cottrell, Johnny Douglass, Greg Doscher, Bill Fountain, Robbie Walter, Mike McKenzie and Steve McKenzie.

 Honorary Pallbearers: Tuck Barnes, Jim Boone, Larry Barnes, Sam Wilson, Rodney Webster and Dennis Meyer. Firefighters and EMS Honors provided by the MO EMS Funeral Team, MO Fire Service Team and Western Lewis County Fire Protection District.

Burial was in the Lewistown Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to the Jerry McKenzie family or the Lewistown Fire Auxiliary.