The Passing of Brother Jack McKenzie

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Brother Jack McKenzie on May 1st, 2024.

Jack had been with us here at American Airlines since 1986 as a Material Logistics Specialist.

Please keep the McKenzie family in your thoughts and prayers.

Jack’s Obituary

Jack Leonard McKenzie, 63, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away on May 1st, 2024. leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter that will forever be cherished.

Jack was born on October 5, 1960, to Leonard “Mac” Lester McKenzie and Betty Lou (Bankston) Goodman. Jack graduated a year early from Owasso High School in 1978. Jack would then go onto college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah before returning to Oklahoma to attend classes at Rogers State College (now Rogers State University) in Claremore, Oklahoma. Jack would later obtain an Associates Degree in History from Tulsa Community College in 2007, along side his older sisters Karen McKenzie and Kirsten Kelso.

While attending RSU, Jack met his first wife Marlo (Stewart) Holly when they were both cast in a production of A Christmas Carol. Their marriage, though transitory, left behind lasting memories and a cherished friendship. Jack and Marlo had two children, Maria and Jacob McKenzie.

Along with the arrival of his first child, Jack began a lifelong career with American Airlines as a Materials Logistics Specialist in 1986 and worked there for over 35 years.

Jack was an active member of the Mohawk Park Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jack met his second wife, Melodi Goodman, through church. Though their marriage was short-lived, it was filled with love and fond memories. Jack and Melodi had one daughter, Aleise Goodman. Jack and Melodi’s union also blessed Jack with two step-sons, Benjamin and Cole Goodman.

Jack would often joke that he just wasn’t cut out to be a husband, but as a father, as a brother, as an uncle, or as a friend, no one could ask for more.

Jack enjoyed food and cooking, comedy movies, and time spent with family. He was known for his quick wit and his unwavering kindness.

He often shared a poem by CR Gibson,

I have wept in the night,

At my shortness of sight,

That to others’ needs made me blind,

But I never have yet,

Felt a tinge of regret,

For being a little too kind.

In addition to the beautiful memories he leaves behind, Jack is survived by his oldest daughter, Maria McKenzie of Bixby, Oklahoma; son, Jake McKenzie and his wife, Sarah of Los Angeles, California; youngest daughter, Aleise Goodman of Orem, Utah; step-sons, Benjamin Goodman and wife, Haley of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Cole Goodman of Orem, Utah; and grandson, Ethan Cobb of Bixby, Oklahoma. Jack is also survived by his siblings – brother, Eddie McKenzie and wife, Yoshie of Tustin, California; sister, Suellen Lewis of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister, Kirsten Kelso and husband, Steve of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; sister, Karen McKenzie and wife, Johna Clayton of Coweta, Oklahoma; sister, Sara McKenzie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister, Pricilla Moser of Mannford, Oklahoma; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his father, Leonard “Mac” McKenzie; mother, Betty Goodman; brother, David McKenzie; sister, Patricia Weast; nephew, Brandon McKenzie; and nephew, Christopher Weast.

Jack’s celebration of life will be held at the Mohawk Park Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

Flowers may be delivered to the church from 9:00 am – 10:45 am on the morning of the service. If needing to deliver earlier, flowers may be delivered to the home of Wayne Gaylord (918-639-1016) at 11618 East 69th Street North, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be given to a charity of choice.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mohawk Park Ward, 12110 East 7th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74128

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