Harold Franklin Kenyon, 82, husband of Rose Marie Ridings Kenyon, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Cynthiana, KY at the home of his daughter and son-in-law surrounded by his loving family.
Born March 16, 1938 in Lacon, IL, he was the son of the late Clarence Kenyon and Elsie Call Ewing.
An Army veteran during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he retired from Caterpillar Tractor after 37 years of service. He thoroughly enjoyed buying and selling at local flea markets. He was a follower of Jesus and he loved his family deeply. He was a beloved husband, father, papaw, father-in-law, uncle, and friend.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by his children, Harold “Brian” (Jody) Kenyon, Knoxville, TN and Diana Lynn (Adam) Freels, Cynthiana, KY; grandchildren, Brandon Blake (Kelly) Kenyon, Brianna Nicole (Andrés) Valverde and Isaac Daniel Freels; great grandchildren, Greyson Kenyon, Saylor Kenyon, Cambrie Anderson, and Valverde baby due January 2021. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence and Russell Kenyon.
He attended First Baptist Church, Cleveland, TN after moving from Knoxville, TN seven years ago. Prior to moving, he was a member of Faith Promise Church, Knoxville, TN.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Faith Promise Church, 10740 Faith Promise Lane, Knoxville, TN. The family will also be receiving friends from 3-5 PM Sunday prior to the memorial service. Memorials may be made to Kindred Hospice, 430 Stuart Rd NE #2, Cleveland, TN 37312 or Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1317 US-62, Cynthiana, KY 41031.