WILLIAM ALBERT "CLICK" MCKENNA
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William "Click" Albert McKenna, Jr.

William "Click" Albert McKenna, Jr., 87, of Lynchburg, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011 at his home after an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Mildred Noel McKenna.

Born July 7, 1923, in Lynchburg, he was a son of the late William Albert and Ethel Watts McKenna.

"Click" taught at Brookville High School for twenty eight years. He was a graduate of E.C. Glass High School, where he played football and was a member of the state championship team in 1938. He graduated from Lynchburg College, where he earned his degree in teaching. He also played semi-professional baseball with the Lynchburg Senator's and then later played for the Cardinal's Organization. He was a long time member of Timberlake United Methodist Church, where he once taught Sunday School. He proudly served in the United States Army.

He is survived by two sons, Wesley P. McKenna and his wife, Julie, of Charleston, SC and Brian K. McKenna of Forest; a daughter-in-law, Katherine W. McKenna; three grandchildren, Brooke M. Albers and her husband Wes, Amy McKenna and Mark McKenna. He was preceded in death by one son, William "Bill" McKenna and one brother, Floyd K. McKenna.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers, Gloria Totty, Debbie Snow and Dana Hudson for their love and dedicated care. The family also wishes to thank Hospice of the Hills for their wonderful support.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Hills, 2097 Langhorne Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24501.

A graveside service will be held Monday, June 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM in Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. C. Douglas Pillow officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 PM at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel.

Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory-Waterlick Chapel , 237-2722, is serving the family. On-line condolences may sent to www.diuguidfuneralservice.com.

Published by The News & Advance on Jun. 4, 2011.
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One of the best educators on earth, Mr. McKenna was my Industrial Cooperative Training instructor. He always inspired his students, he counseled us, and taught us how to be the best employees. He encourage his young students to always strive to reach new heights an goals. Not only did he teach but he invested his self into each of us. To this day I can still hear him an remember a lot of what he use to say to us. He was one of those wonderful people you remember through out your life, an carry in your heart from high school and beyond. I shall never forget him and will take what he taught me to the end of my life. God Speed Mr. McKenna. To his family be proud of him he was the best and a I know you will miss him. He was a angel. He will be missed by all of us who loved him.
Allen W. Wiley III Class of 1979
Allen Wiley
June 7, 2011
One of the best educators on earth, Mr. McKenna was my Industrial Cooperative Training instructor. He always inspired his students, he counseled us, and taught us how to be the best employees. He encourage his young students to always strive to reach new heights an goals. Not only did he teach but he invested his self into each of us. To this day I can still hear him an remember a lot of what he use to say to us. He was one of those wonderful people you remember through out your life, an carry in your heart from high school and beyond. I shall never forget him and will take what he taught me to the end of my life. God Speed Mr. McKenna. To his family be proud of him he was the best and a I know you will miss him. He was a angel. He will be missed by all of us who loved him.
Allen W. Wiley III Class of 1979
June 7, 2011
One of the best educators on earth, Mr. McKenna was my Industrial Cooperative Training instructor. He always inspired his students, he counseled us, and taught us how to be the best employees. He encourage his young students to always strive to reach new heights an goals. Not only did he teach but he invested his self into each of us. To this day I can still hear him an remember a lot of what he use to say to us. He was one of those wonderful people you remember through out your life, an carry in your heart from high school and beyond. I shall never forget him and will take what he taught me to the end of my life. God Speed Mr. McKenna. To his family be proud of him he was the best and a I know you will miss him. He was a angel. He will be missed by all of us who loved him.
Allen W. Wiley III Class of 1979
Allen Wiley III
June 7, 2011
Goodbye Mr. McKenna~ I remember you from HS~ May you rest in peace! Sandi Walsh Mauk
June 6, 2011
He was my teacher, my football coach, and an example that I have remembered fondly often since high school. He was a positive influence. I so much wanted to attend his funeral but had court hearings scheduled.
Bill Stables, BHS class of 1963
Bill Stables
June 6, 2011
Coach McKenna taught me the most important lesson in life. You are responsible for your own success and happiness. He showed by example how to live. The four years I had with him on the wrestling team had a great effect on my life. I coached high school because of the influence he had on me. I am a better person because of him.
David Inge
June 6, 2011
Our prayers are for the family who loved him dearly. May they know the comfort of the Holy Spirit during this time.
Karen & Steve Miller
June 5, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Mr.
McKenna's passing, He was a wonderful mentor to me when I was at Brookville, he got me my first job at Lynchburg General and because of him I have had a lifelong love of working in the medical field, I served 24 years in the United States Navy and am currently working at the Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC. He believed in me and saw potential that I did not know I had. That is what made him such an inspiration to all of his students, we loved him for his encouraging word and friendly smile. I can honestly say he made a huge difference in my life and I will be forever greatful for him.
Pat Childers
June 4, 2011
Everyone has a teacher that was a positive influence, Click was mine at BHS.

Jim Harlow, Little River, SC
June 4, 2011
Mr. McKenna taught his students by word and living example to treat his fellow man with fairness and respect. What a legacy to leave this world. We should all be better people from his example. He will be greatly missed.
Cheryl Fletcher Gowen
June 4, 2011
I will always remember Click (Mr. McKenna) to the players. As a proud member of the 1963-1965 champtionship teams which he coached alongside John Bunker Hill, he will surely be missed by all.
Richard Wood
June 4, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Coach Mckenna.
I loved his coaching style and I appreciated him very much. He wrote me a very encouraging note my first year at VMI, at a time when I needed some encouragement. May the Lord comfort you greatly during these days.
J.C. Hanks
June 4, 2011
My Condolences to the McKenna Family.

'Click' was a fabulous football coach, working with the backfield positions when I was in high school. I still remember him running thru the tire drill to show us how it should be done. While I didn't have 'Click' as a teacher, Many of my classmates still speak fondly of him, so know he had a positive influence on them. He was also a good neighbor on Timberlake, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Ned Haley
June 4, 2011
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Sandra Hutchinson
June 4, 2011
One of the best teachers I ever had.Click taught us all responsible. He believed in the Goldern Rule and applied it daily.The Brookville Bees had truly loss one of their best.
Danny Coffman
June 4, 2011
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