GEORGETOWN – Kenneth “Kenny” E. Sly, 85, of Ridge Farm, passed away at 8:01 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at his home. He worked as a line technician for CCL for 29 years.
A celebration of life is 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West Street, Georgetown, with Pastor Troy Horne officiating. Military honors by American Legion Dornblaser Post #203 accompany burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ridge Farm. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.
Mr. Sly was born Dec. 19, 1932, at Paris, the son of the late George and Naomi Scott Sly. He married Verna Emerick Feb. 21, 1953, at Paris and they enjoyed 65 years together. She survives and will dearly miss him.
He is also survived by his daughters, Verna Mae (Loren) Smith, Bobbie Jean (Charlie) Miles, Cheryl Ann (David E.) Conrad Sr., Theresa “Terrie” Lynn (Jack) Vice, Dixie Lea (Jim) Kirby and Tammy Dee (Rick) Comer; and his 75-plus grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, with one great-great-grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth “Geno” Sly II; his grandson, Kenneth “Little Geno” Sly III; great-great grandson, Baby Brantley Phillips; and his brothers, James and Guy Sly.
Mr. Sly was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served in France from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean War. He liked to sing with his girls and sang the song “Daddy’s Girls” to them. He loved giving rides on the Grandchildren Express and later the Gospel Express train he built. He also enjoyed tinkering with lawnmowers and some woodworking for his wife.
He really enjoyed his daily coffee at The Ridge and joking with the girls. One of his favorite things to do was Friday night card games with family. He enjoyed playing guitar and harmonica for family and church, especially playing the “Unicorn Song" and square dancing with the Kadiddle Hoppers.
The family extends a special thank you to Harbor Light Hospice, Horizon Health and Annie from Home Health Care.
Memorial donations may be given to Ridge Farm Veteran’s Memorial.
Online condolences and a tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.