He is preceded in death by his father and mother, his son Kevin, and his sister Mary (Fred) Chafin.
He is survived by his bride, Pat McKinzie of Thompson Falls; two sisters, Martha (Pete) Townsend of Jackson, Mo. and Bonnie (Jim) Rogers of Lownides, Mo.; son, Patrick (Karren) McKinzie of Kalispell; daughter, Jeannie L. McKinzie of Sikeston, Mo.; grandchildren, Travis McKinzie, Nicole (Alan) Burch, Kellee (Nick) Needles, Skyler (Leslie) McKinzie, Rebecca (Adam) Robertson and four great-grandchildren.
Donations will go towards the funeral expenses and the remainder will go to the Sanders County chapter the American Cancer Society. Memorials will be Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. at the Thompson Falls Junior High gym. A small reception will be held at First Baptist Church on Main Street for close family and friends.