Brian L. McKenzie
Brian Lynn McKenzie, 49, of Pinehurst, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at FirstHealth Hospice House, in Pinehurst, following a courageous battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Culdee Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Rod Stone officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be held privately by the family, at a later date.
Lynn was born Feb. 24, 1962, in Moore County. He was a graduate of Pinecrest High School and obtained some post-high school education from Sandhills Community College. He was a member of Culdee Presbyterian Church. For more than 25 years, he owned and operated Restoration by McKenzie. He was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of North Carolina and formerly served as the vice president of the Clan MacKenzie Society in the United States.
Lynn had a passion for Scouts and was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout troop leader of Troop No. 7 and Pack No. 7 in Pinehurst. He was a private pilot and member of the AOPA. Lynn was an avid historian with a broad knowledge of information. He was also a member of the Moore County Wildlife Club.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Connie Shepley McKenzie, of Pinehurst; two sons, David Benjamin Maples and Connor Lee McKenzie, both of Pinehurst; his mother, Betty Black McKenzie, of Southern Pines; and four brothers, Dale Wayne McKenzie and wife, Jackie, of Whispering Pines, Fred Lamont McKenzie and wife, Julie, of Wimauma, Fla., Gary Anthony McKenzie, of Southern Pines, and Alan Trent McKenzie and wife, Susan, of Asheville. He also leaves behind many dear friends to cherish his memory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts Troop No. 7, P.O. Box 953, Pinehurst, NC 28370; or to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is serving the family.