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1935 Kenneth 2015

Kenneth Free

February 26, 1935 — September 11, 2015

Kenneth S. Free was born on February 26,1935 in Detroit, Michigan. He passed away on September 11,2015 in Farmville, Va. at the age of 80. He was preceded by his parents, Phillip and Minnie Free and sister Norma Free Blight.

Mr. Free is survived by his wife Loretta of 41 years. Sisters, Patsy and Cathy Free; 6 children ( Sherry Lynn Free McVitty (Freeman), Kenneth Sherman Free (Cindy), Wendy Ellen Free Robinson, Brian Andrew Free, Curtis Bradley Free (Terri), Timothy Darin Free ); 3 stepchildren (Curtis D. Nix (Debbie), Debbie Shank (Carl) and Mark Nix(Billie); 24 grand children and 22 great grand children. As well as numerous extended family and friends.

He served 22 years in the U.S Navy as a Senior Chief Electrician. After retiring from the military he worked as a contractor in Saudi Arabia teaching aircraft radar. Doing what he did best, teaching others and exploring the world. He later settled in Virginia and went to work for the Va. Dept of Corrections as an Electrical Technician/Teacher. He was a great provider and a true gentleman at heart. He was loved by many and never met a stranger. Enjoyed quality beer, good conversation and spending time with family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at Shorter Funeral Home, 1905 South Main St. Farmville, Va. 23901.

The Veteran Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday September  16, 2015 at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 10300 Pridesville Rd. Amelia, Va 23002
Interment will follow in Amelia Veteran Cemetery.

For memorial contributions please make donations to the St. Judes Hospital.

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