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Thomas "Tommy" Ray McKenzie, Sr.

January 15, 1940 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Thomas "Tommy" McKenzie, Sr. Obituary

Thomas “Tommy” Ray McKenzie, Sr., 84 of Winston-Salem, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at home surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born on January 15, 1940, to the late Woodrow and Gertsie McKenzie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Sherman Walker.

Tommy was a proud United States Air Force veteran. He retired from GMC and then later from Salem Electric.  Tommy loved his family and spending time with them. He was a renowned fiddle player, guitarist, and vocalist. Tommy was the leader of the band, Cannonball Express, where he was able to display his array of talents.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of over sixty-years, Rita Anne Craft McKenzie; children, Donna Thomas (Bruce), Tom McKenzie (Amy), and Lori Gettings (Trent); brother, Woody McKenzie (Marcia); sisters, Louann Blankenship (Bill), Nancy Milam (Cleve), and Jeanette Walker; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at JC Green & Sons Funeral Home (10301 North NC Hwy 109, Winston-Salem, NC 27107) on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 1:00pm, Charles Atkins officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory (6135 Ridgecrest Road, Clemmons NC 27012).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tommy’s name may be directed to the hospice organization, Trellis Supportive Care. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to his hospice nurse, Frank Smith and also to Wendy and Diamond of Trellis Supportive Care.

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February 14, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
JC Green & Sons Funeral Home (Wallburg)
10301 North NC Hwy 109
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Funeral Service
February 14, 2024

1:00 PM
JC Green & Sons Funeral Home (Wallburg)
10301 North NC Hwy 109
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

February 14, 2024

2:30 PM
Westlawn Gardens of Memory


Trellis Supportive Care
101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem NC 27103
Tel: 1-336-768-3972


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