Kenneth Wayne Gamble

August 21, 1941October 29, 2018
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“Golfing is not a matter of life or death…It’s more important than that!” These are words that Kenneth Wayne Gamble, 77, lived by before he passed away peacefully on October 29, 2018 with his family by his side.

Kenneth was born August 21, 1941 in Madison County, AL to the late Joe and Ruth (Pierson) Gamble. He was an avid golfer who spent as much time on the golf course as he could. He was a member of the Gaston Seniors and was the Gaston County Amateur Champion in 1982 and runner up several years. Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Army and will receive Military Honors at the graveside. Kenneth loved the Lord and loved to sing. His family will always remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixteen years, Sue Gamble of Dallas, NC; children, Richard Gamble and wife, Heather of Lincolnton, NC, Paul Gamble and wife, Sheila of Shelby, NC, daughter, Caroline Griggs of Kings Mountain, NC, step son, Keith Smith of Kings Mountain, NC and step-daughter, Michelle Martin and husband, Robert of Cramerton, NC; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; siblings, Charlie Gamble of Lowell, NC, Billy Gamble of Inman, SC, Katherine Chapman of Smyrna, SC, Diane Tilton of Belmont, NC, Jean Crowley of Cumberland, Rhode Island; twenty-three nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hannah Gamble; brothers, John (Buddy) Gamble, Raymond (Eddie) Gamble, sisters, Betty Bobo, Caroline Gamble and Lucy Sizemore.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Dallas Funeral Home (Carothers) in Dallas, NC. Pastor Dennis Garland will preside. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at

The staff of Dallas Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gamble family.


  • Ronnie McCarver
  • Boyd Johnson
  • Buddy Barnhill
  • Keith Burton
  • Leroy Thorns
  • Edwin Morris

  • Gaston Hospice


  • Receiving of Guests Friday, November 2, 2018
  • A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Graveside and Committal Service with Military Honors Accorded by the United States Army and Gaston County Honor Guard Friday, November 2, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Gamble

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Chuck Morris

November 1, 2018

It was always a pleasure to tee it up with Ken and call him my friend. He will be missed!

Diane Tilton

October 31, 2018

Walk the streets of gold brother i know you are with mama daddy buddy Eddie Betty Lucy. You are young again and well I will miss your voice rest high upon that mountain

Melinda Gamble

October 31, 2018

Ride those streets of gold Wolfman! I love you and will miss you always.

Signed - Duck killer AKA Melinda


October 30, 2018

Thank you for stepping in and filling a huge hole in my life 13 years ago and Thank you for being a father to me and loving me like your own.
Knowing you and learning from you has been an honor, sir.
You will be missed every Sunday for the rest of my life.
God Bless You on your journey, Dad!

Katherine Chapman

October 30, 2018

I will always love you brother. Tell mama and daddy and the rest I will see you. Love you Sue and praying for you.

Diane Tilton

October 30, 2018

My brother will be missed

Denise Teague

October 30, 2018

Bet they have a heavenly golf course. Say hello to grandma, grandpa, Eddie, Buddy, my daddy and my son Bobby and Ernie and Lucy and Betty and Bo and Steve ....I could go on and on. See you again one day. Love you Sue.

Bill Gamble

October 30, 2018

A good brother, a good man. Love you always brother. I’ll see you on the other side. Say hey to mama n ‘em.