January 3, 1929 ~ October 22, 2015

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

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.

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