David Wayne McKenney
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SKOWHEGAN - David Wayne McKenney, 72, born, Oct. 5, 1944, Skowhegan, son of Bernard and Virginia (Cook) McKenney, died unexpectedly at his home in Ocala, Fla. on April 2, 2017. David graduated from Madison Memorial High School, Madison, in June 1962 lettering in baseball and football (two years in Skowhegan, two years in Madison).
David entered the United States Air Force in November of 1962 serving in the Philippines as an M. P. and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He received an honorable discharge in November of 1966.
On May 5, 1966, he married Lillian (Kercher) Foreman in Dayton, Ohio and together they raised her six children. Soon after fulfilling his military obligation he went to work as a truck driver for Hilltop Concrete which was bought by Ernst Concrete in Dayton, Oho. Dave was the only employee of Hilltop retained by Ernst. In February of 1986, Ernst Concrete asked Dave to move to Georgia to start a new concrete plant in Atlanta which became a very successful plant. After moving to Georgia, Dave became Vice President of the company. He remained on the Ernst Concrete board of directors as a consultant after he fully retired in 2005. He loved the Ernst family as his own.
David was predeceased by his parents; and stepson Thomas Foreman.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Lillian; stepsons, James Foreman (Ellen) of Dayton, Ohio, Benjamin Foreman ( Marianna ) of San Diego, Calif., stepdaughters Deborah Wheeler (Jack) of Jensen Beach, Fla., Andrea Mitchell (Jack) of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Kathryn Foreman of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Donna Tozier (Donald) of Ocala, Fla. and Skowhegan, brothers Carl (Gail) of Skowhegan, and Robert (Donna) of Hancock. He had many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial for Dave will be held in their home on April 22 in Ocala. Dave's burial will be in Ocala, Fla. at the Good Shepard Memorial Garden.
Published in Central Maine on Apr. 13, 2017