Dedrick Bieman McKenzie Jr.
Groce Funeral Home - West Asheville
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC
Dedrick Bieman McKenzie, Jr.

Asheville - Dedrick (June) Bieman McKenzie, Jr., 86, of Asheville, died Thursday, October 22, 2015.

A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Dedrick Bieman McKenzie, Sr., and Frances Murphy McKenzie. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Radford McKenzie.

Mr. McKenzie was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. June was champion of many local golf tournaments in the 1950's and 60's. He was also a competitive bridge player. He enjoyed gardening throughout his life.

Surviving are his children, Nancy Beck, Joyce Hotz, and Rick McKenzie; grandchildren, April Hensley, Allison Beck, Tara McKenzie, Kyle McKenzie, Caroline Hotz, Rebecca Hotz, and Ricky McKenzie; and great-grandchildren Whitney Riddle and Austen Beck.

No services are planned, but a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Bieman's name to The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville, NC 28804-3414.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

Published by Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 1, 2015.
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My cousin June was such a quiet soul and was one of the most courteous men I have ever known. My parents always enjoyed his visits - I loved fishing with him. Never tried to play cards with him though - his expertise was legendary! Prayers to Nancy and Joyce who have cared for him for so long. He will be missed.
Gail Murphy
November 1, 2015
We knew him as a bridge player, golfer, neighbor and friend, but we will remember him mostly as a gentleman.
Gail & Alan Marshall
October 28, 2015
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