Kennie 'Ken' Jackson Gilkerson
Kennie "Ken" Jackson Gilkerson, 87 of Cranberry, WV passed away on 10/21/2019 at Bowers Hospice House following a short illness.
He was born at Grandview, WV on 10/01/1932 to Andrew Jennings and Nellie Rae Johnson Gilkerson. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Lucille; daughters, Linda Gilkerson of Ocoee, Florida; Sandra Gilkerson of Monticello, Florida; and son, Kennie J. Gilkerson II & wife Bonnie of Daniels WV; sister, Fran Stewart of Ocoee, Florida with nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dennie Gilkerson and a sister Anna Gilkerson.
Ken was a truck driver and worked at the 7up/Dr Pepper Company in Cranberry WV, as a night shift supervisor.
There will be no visitation. Ken will be laid to rest privately at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern WV.
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Blue Ridge Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on October 23, 2019


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Robert Gilkerson
Oct 25, 2019
Mary, I’m so sorry for your loss and praying for you. Some of my fondest memories as a kid were coming over with Dennie (my grandpa) and hanging out I the downstairs garage area and bar and watch them do small projects together.I’d always be so excited to go because I’d always get a dented can of Dr. Pepper. He was truly an inspiration to me and I will miss him dearly.
Phylichia Cook "Gilkerson"
Oct 25, 2019
Aunt Mary, Im so sorry for your loss of Uncle Kenny.. I'm Praying for you an the family,, Love always Phylichia
Debra Massie
Oct 24, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of Kennie my thoughts and prayers are with the family sending love, Debra
David Wilson
Oct 24, 2019
Sorry to hear about Kennie passing
Sandra Via Acord
Oct 23, 2019
Kenny and Family, I am so sorry to learn of your dad passing and did not know about this until today Oct 23, 2019. He was always a good man and I am sure you will see him again some day in Heaven. Sending our condolences and Prayers for the family.
Melissa Fink
Oct 23, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.
I worked in the office with Shirley and Susie at the 7up/Dr Pepper bottling company from 1984 to 1987. My name then was Melissa Farley. I remember Mary and Kenny very well and have thought of them often. Once again I'm so sorry to hear about Kenny.
Melissa Fink
Selma, Texas
Rick Belcher
Oct 23, 2019
So sorry to hear this! My deepest sympathies to the entire family!!