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Kenneth M. Spears, 90, Burkesville, KY (1925-2016)

He was a former employee of Hendricks Creek Marina, Dale Hollow State Park, and the Salvation Army Camp Paradise Valley. Kenneth served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 until 1945 as a rifleman, receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star. He was a life member of Burkesville VFW Post 5419. He was the son of the late Clury Thomas Spears and Letha Wells Spears, and the widower of Willie Pearl Key Spears. He leaves two direct living descendants.
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Kenneth M. Spears age 90 of Burkesville, Kentucky (a resident of Cumberland Valley Manor) formerly of the Peytonsburg Community passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the nursing home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:30amCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Spears Cemetery with military honors. The family requests visitation on Friday, June 17, 2016 after 12pmNoonCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.


Kenneth M. Spears, 90, Burkesville, KY (1925-2016)


Kenneth was born on August 06, 1925 in Cumberland County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Clury Thomas Spears and Letha Wells Spears. He died Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and eight days.

He was a former employee of Hendricks Creek Marina, Dale Hollow State Park, and the Salvation Army Camp Paradise Valley. Kenneth served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 until 1945 as a rifleman, receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star. He was a life member of Burkesville VFW Post 5419.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Pearl Key Spears, and five siblings, Ocie Keen, Lucille Capps, Lena Gray, Myrtle Rowe, and Inis Severe.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons: Joseph K Spears of Indianapolis, IN and Wayne R. Spears and his wife Sharon of Peytonsburg, KY

  • Three sisters: Ella Severe of Burkesville, KY, Lyda Jones of Celina, TN; and Selma Engle of Indianapolis, IN

  • Three brothers: Franklin Spears, and Billy Spears both of Burkesville, KY and Arnold Spears of Avon, IN
Send condolences to the family of Kenneth Spears

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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