Charles Everette McKinzie was born September 21, 1931 in Aransas Pass, Texas, to Daphna and Charles Caswell (Cotton) McKinzie.
Charles passed away on October 14, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
Charles moved to Denton in 1943 and graduated from Denton High School in 1949. He enlisted in the Texas National Guard in 1950, then the U.S. Air Force in Wichita Falls in 1951, where he served for four years. He then graduated TCU after four years. He worked at Rockwell International (now Boeing) as Engineering Configuration Manager from 1967-1988. He retired after 21 years and then worked at E-Systems (now Raytheon) and retired after six years in 1993. He moved to Pottsboro in 1993 and married Pat (Templeton) Kolacz in 1994, living there for 10 years. He then moved to Quitman, Texas for 10 years. He loved country life, and enjoyed traditional "oldies" country music, fishing, boxing on TV and reading. He had a favorite dog, Cassie, whom he loved dearly. He had very strong opinions about world events and was not afraid to express them. He was quite active. Most of all he had a great love for his wife, children and family.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of 19 years; his two children, Stephen McKinzie and wife, Rocky; his daughter, Sandra Lynne McKinzie and husband Mark Stewart; three step-children, Mike Kolacz and wife, Lisa; Joe Kolacz and wife, Sherry; and Julie Krimm; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial will be held at:
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessess
240 Lyons Rd ,Garland, Tex
Saturday, October 26 at 12:30 P.M.