Carroll Jackson McKenney (Jack), age 78, of Richmond, Virginia died December 14, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll McKenney and Dell Jackson. Jack is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Nan Kelly McKenney; son, Philip McKenney and his wife, Katie along with 3 grandsons, Ross (age 10), Austin (age 8) and Owen (age 6). He is also survived by his sisters, Katy Lassen, Sarah Mapp, and brother, John McKenney. Nieces and nephews who survive include Laura Phillips ( Rick), Tracy Samuel, Mary Bieniak (Dan), Kim Six (Bill), Laura Mapp (Carl), Ian Mapp, Erica McKenney and Jonathan McKenney.
Jack was raised in Austinville, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech. After serving in the Army, he returned to Richmond in 1970 and worked for Philip Morris until he retired in 1998. Not satisfied being retired, Jack enjoyed working at A Sharper Palate Catering for another decade,
Jack was an avid supporter of Virginia Tech Athletics and Academics for many years. He enjoyed playing golf and maintaining his garden especially when the hundreds of tulips he planted each year heralded the arrival of spring. For the past 10 years, Jack relished being Grandpa Jack to his 3 grandchildren, always supporting their activities at school and on the athletic fields.
Jack loved golf and Virginia Tech almost as much as he loved his “grands”. He would be honored if you made a donation in his memory to:
Virginia Tech Men’s Golf Program 902 Prices Fork Road (0336) University Gateway Center Blacksburg, VA 24061
St. Bridget Catholic School 6011 York Road
Richmond, VA 23226
The family will be celebrating Jack’s remarkable life later this spring.