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Remembering Vernon McKenzie
SILSBEE - Investigators are gathering more information about the electrocution of a man outside his home in Silsbee.
Vernon McKenzie died yesterday evening at a hospital. Firefighters say he was working on lighting outside his RV when he was shocked.
McKenzie moved into the trailer about a year ago after spending more than a decade living wherever he could because he was homeless.
Kfdm's Ashley Gaston reports McKenzie lived a simple life yet had a large impact on his community.
Hey time to make donuts, said Suy.
That's how Vernon McKenzie greeted James Sue every morning for 16 years.
McKenzie walked in to Sues donut palace in Silsbee at 4:30 a.m. sharp.
Vernon die, what? I screamed to her. I don't think he die you know, said Suy.
Someone called sue early Monday evening and said his friend and longtime customer had died.
He's my extended family, said Suy.
McKenzie would drink coffee out of this mug.
He'd visit with the many customers who sit and eat breakfast including Evelyn Perkins.
He could talk the clothes off of you, said Evelyn Perkins
She says until last year McKenzie was homeless.
The town was his home. The people were like his family.
We have lost a lot of good citizens. He's just a native of Silsbee and we love him for who he is, said Pat Anderson.
A simple man who built friendships in this donut shop and across town..
I and my wife feel bad, said Suy.
A void they'll feel every morning at 4:30 when they make donuts and serve coffee and know their friend isn't coming in.
McKenzie walked an average of 5 miles a day visiting local businesses.