KINGSTREEE -- Mr. Henry Dale McKenzie, 79, husband of Velma Harrington McKenzie, died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at MUSC Health- Florence Medical Center.Dale was born April 13, 1940, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Harmon and Arcie Smith McKenzie. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and NC State University and was a lifelong farmer. Dale was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all sports in general, especially WA Athletics, where his children and grandchildren excelled in sports. He loved his grandchildren and closely followed their activities. Dale loved his home of Sandy Bay and the people there. He enjoyed hosting duck hunts and the fellowship that went along with them. Dale received two awards that meant a lot to him: Williamsburg County Agriculturist of the Year and the Jim Kirven Service Award from Williamsburg Academy. He was the last surviving of thirteen children born to Arcie and Harmon McKenzie: 5 boys Herman, Gerald, Binkie, Richard "Sonny Boy", (and Dale) McKenzie, and 8 girls, Belva O'Cain, Jean Kemmerlin, Josie Shorter, Theda Achee, Helen Pier, Sandra Cantey, Natalie McKenzie, and Marylin McKenzie. In addition to his parents and siblings, Dale was preceded in death by a son, Monte McKenzie.Surviving Dale, in addition to his wife Velma, are: a son, Tim (Donna) McKenzie, of Kingstree; 2 daughters, Lacee Sutton (Channing Matthews) and Candace (Al) Beard, both of Kingstree; 8 grandchildren, Taylor (Chris) Fulton, Breana, Madalyn, and Mack, Steele, Rivers, and Ann Hadley Sutton, and Skyler Graham; and a great grandchild, Summer Grace Fulton.Funeral services will be 4 PM Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Smith Cemetery. Dale's family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Saturday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to WA Booster Club, PO Box 2, Kingstree, SC 29556. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.
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