HENDERSON, Ky. (3/31/14) — Kenneth Keith Dockery, 88, of Henderson, Ky., passed away 8:08 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Redbanks Nursing Home under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice.
Kenneth was born and raised in Maryville, Tenn., in 1926 to Josh and Hattie Dockery. He was a US Air Force WWII Veteran and member of Church of Christ in Henderson, Ky. He was an electrician for Alcoa in Alcoa, Tenn., Ormet Aluminum in Hannibal, Ohio and Alcan Aluminum in Henderson, Ky., before retiring. He loved sports of all types but his greatest passion was attending games at Neyland Stadium and his team, the University of Tennessee Volunteers. He and his family visited the Great Smoky Mountains often and enjoyed outdoor picnics in the mountains. He was a gentle man that loved his grandchildren dearly and enjoyed watching them play sports. Not only was he a jokester, he was friendly to everyone. He could fix just about anything that he tried to repair.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 67 ½ years, Juanita Dills Dockery, Henderson, Ky., one daughter, Judy Burrough and her husband Jerry Henderson, Ky., one son, Keith Dockery and his wife Patty Knoxville, Tenn., one brother, Billy Darrell Dockery Athens, Tenn., grandchildren, Tommy and Sarah Burrough Rumsey, Ky., Kaycee Burrough Henderson, Ky., Jon and Kristin Dockery Maryville, Tenn., Kim and Brad Garner Walland, Tenn., Neil Cutshaw College Point, N.Y., eleven great grandchildren, Emily, Alyssa Belle and Lily Burrough, Savannah and Autumn Garner , Nathan, Landon, Benjamin Dockery, Cierra, Lee, Kelly Cutshaw, one great great grandson, Kamryn Gray and nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to Kenneth’s Life Celebration from 3 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, and 9:00 a.m. until service time Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Funeral Home, Henderson, Ky. The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014. Gary Puryear will officiate. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn. The funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. A Graveside Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, Tenn. Dean Buchanan will officiate. Full military honors will be rendered.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Henderson Church of Christ Building Fund, Henderson, Ky. 42420. Arrangements entrusted to Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, online condolences may be made at www.bentonglunt.com.
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