OBITUARY

Kenneth Wayne Dedmon Sr.

April 10, 1931August 29, 2018
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Kenneth Wayne Dedmon Sr., age 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Brentwood on August 29, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife Deane R. Dedmon; daughters, Katherine D. Orr, Melissa D. (Robert) Hetzer, Amanda D. (John) Smith; son, Kenneth W. (Kim) Dedmon Jr.; brother, John (Kathy) Merrill Dedmon; nine grandchildren, Matthew Hetzer, Mitchell Hetzer, Isabelle Dedmon, Tristan Dedmon, Sean-Allen Orr, Gabrielle Rota, Dominic Rota, Cason Smith and Keeley Smith, and nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father, W.G. Dedmon and stepmother, Louella Liner Dedmon; mother, Alma Manning Dunn; and brother, W.G. Dedmon Jr.

Kenneth spent 43 years in the Steel industry as a Purchasing Director, and received his undergraduate and masters degrees from MTSC. He was also a teacher in Nashville for 2 years. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, woodworking, fishing, golf and being with his family. He was a master of pun and loved a great joke. He was a handyman around the house, always tinkering with things to make them work better. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all he met. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12 noon, Aspen Grove Christian Church, 274 Mallory Station Road, Franklin, TN 37067. Gathering of family and friends will be held 2 hours before the service at 10 am. Conducting the service will be Pastor Adam Kaufhold, Clinton Holloway and Bob Brown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth's name to the Children's Department at Aspen Grove Christian Church.

  • DONATIONS

  • Aspen Grove Christian Church- Children's Department

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, September 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kenneth Wayne Dedmon Sr.

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Heather Thomas

September 4, 2018

My memories of Mr. Dedmon are less specific and more of his essence. He was always happy to be in the background, to give the spotlight to others. You could see the pride he had for all of his children and how his simple smile or few words said it all. I never saw him angry or upset. He loved it when there were lots of kids in the back yard playing ball. He was a great neighbor to my family growing up and we felt as if we were a part of theirs. I so appreciate you all ... Deane, Kathy, Missy, Mandy and Kenny! You are a part of him and his goodness! I am sure he is pleased! Love to you all!

Connie Gee

September 3, 2018

We lived next door to the Dedmon's for almost 30 years. They were the best neighbors ever.
One day when Bob was on a trip out of town and the acre and 1/4 yard had gotten totally out of hand, I started up the mower and dreaded having to cut all that high grass. As I was sweating and pushing, I heard a mower coming up behind me. It was that sweet, wonderful Ken Dedmon finishing up mowing our yard. He also helped us raise Hunter who was at their house more than ours. That was just two of the small things he did for us in all those years.
He will surely be missed by the Gees.
Our love goes out to the Dedmon family.
Connie Gee

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