William Charles Mackinzie, Jr., USAF, Ret., 86, of Taneytown, died peacefully on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Autumn Lake Nursing Home in Walkersville. Born September 8, 1934 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William C. Mackinzie, Sr. and Marie Mackinzie, nee Benesch; he was the dedicated husband of the late Boots Mackinzie, nee Glass; beloved father of William Paul Mackinzie and his wife Debbie of Matthews, NC, Laurie Marie Hossler and her husband Mark of Hanover, PA, Joyce Ann Meckley and her husband Randy of Hanover, PA, and William Charles Mackinzie III and his wife Christine of Orlando, FL; loving grandfather to 9 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and devoted great grandfather of 7 great grandchildren, and 1 step-great grandchild. He was predeceased by siblings Doris Mackinzie Fischer and Joanie Mackinzie.
Mr. Mackinzie was a jet mechanic for the United States Air Force for 20 years, from 1953 - 1973. During that time, he proudly served one tour in Vietnam, and two tours in South Korea. In his spare time, he enjoyed building and flying radio control model airplanes.
A funeral service with military honors will be held Noon, Friday, May 21, 2021 at Keysville Union Cemetery, 7301 Keysville Rd., Keymar, MD 21757, with his Pastor Heath Wilson officiating. Arrangements by MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Taneytown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 7023, Marrifield, VA 22116, or online at https://www.diabetes.org/donate/donate-memorial .
American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023, Marrifield VA 22116-7023