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Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home

406 First Street, Jackson, MI

OBITUARY

Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Dungy

April 21, 1934June 30, 2020

Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Dungy

Sunrise 4/21/1934~ Sunset 6/30/2020

Born in Jackson, MI to parents Alvie Sr. and Fanchion (Monroe) Dungy, along with siblings Milred, Alvie Jr. Oveda, Janet, Darrow, Darlene, Ronnie and Toni. Ken graduated from Jackson High school in 1952, then enlisted in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Benning, GA. He trained as a Heavy Weapons Specialist, 3rd Division, from 1953-1956, during the Korean War. After he returned home, he worked for Jackson Public Schools, driving school bus, Comsumer’s Power, the City of Jackson, then retired from the Michigan Dept of Corrections, where he was a Transportation Officer. Ken married Sandra Ann (Fick) in 1962 and together raised 4 children: Valinda (Ron) Bungard, Tonya (Timothy) Double, Keith and Christina. 5 grandchildren: Brandi (Brett) Henry, Jessy (Angela) Double, Karrah Bungard, Amanda (John) Soave, Kala Hayes, and Jasper Dungy. And 7 great-grandchildren: Tristan, Taryn, and Trenton Henry, Joshua and Aiden Hayes, Ava Double, and Logan Soave. Many knew Kenny from his days play guitar with the Del-Rays, The New Cut Road, and a few other bands. Kenny had an opportunity to meet, and “pick” with Mel Tillis, George Morgan and Hank Williams Jr. Kenny used to race go-karts, rode horses and motorcycles. Ken was a great fixer of things, he was always doing something. Whether is was upgrading his house, or a friend’s house, to repairing anything with a motor. Kenny always did his best to stay busy. Ken was proceeded in death by parents Alvie Sr. and Fanchion. Siblings: Milred, Alvie Jr. Oveda, and Ronnie. Children Tonya and son in law, Timothy Double. Granddaughter Kala Hayes. Due to the current events, there will be a combined Going Home Celebration service at JaxNaz Church, 3905 Clinton Way, Jackson, MI 49201, on Thursday July 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM. Social distancing as well as masks are highly encouraged. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to JaxNax in Kenny’s name are appreciated.

Services

  • Going Home Celebration

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

Memories

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Midge and Sam Jones

July 31, 2020

Uncle Ken,
Sam and I were shocked when we were told you had gone to live with God! We didn’t know that you were that ill. We are going to miss you, but take comfort in knowing that you are picking those high notes on your guitar while the Angles sing 🎶 We would laugh when you would copy Tobee by saying, “bark bark” at him. Sometimes you would have a beer with Sam after you got though fixing whatever we needed. We’re going to miss your soft chuckle Uncle Ken, but one day we will all be together again in Heaven and what a day that’s going to be!!

Grant Turner

July 29, 2020

Deepest condolences from the Turners.
My dad Bill played music and rode motorcycles with Kenny. They are playing music together again in Heaven. Mom Janet and I send our love and prayers.

Cindy Vaughn

July 24, 2020

Sandy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Kenny was always a very special and kind person. So many memories of everyone, every weekend being together while the "Delrays" were our entertainment. Wonderful memories that I will always cherish. I can just hear "peanut butter" being played as he entered Heavens gates. Thanks Kenny for being such a wonderful part of all those memories. Sandy and family....you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya

Jasper Dungy

July 20, 2020

Dad, it still hurts so much that you are gone. I’m so happy to have called you my Dad and had the opportunity to learn as much as I did from you. I’m so lost without you but Happy you are not in pain anymore! You mean so much to me. I Love you so much, Just keep watching over us. ❤️😭

Carrie Lennox

July 19, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sandy I love hearing Lynn talk about your love story. Ken was such a kind hearted and happy guy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Claudia Martin

July 17, 2020

Sandy. I’ve known you both my entire life. I have such great memories of Ken coming to the house for jam sessions with my dad. I always looked forward to them. I remember living with you as a teenager. You’re kindness and guidance will live with me forever. My heart is broken with the loss of this beautiful man. He was like a brother to me. Sandy my prayers and love go out to you and your family. I love you guys so much. RIP brother.

Jeanne Sullivan

July 17, 2020

Thinking of you Valinda, Ron, Kerrah and Amanda. So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Father-in-Law and Grandfather.

Rose Mosher/Hamlin

July 17, 2020

I will never forget our years together Sandy, Ken was either leaving for work, when I was dropping my babies off to your house to be cared for while I worked!!! Seen you both thru hard times and grand times!!!! It was a pleasure to be part of your lives!!! Your family!!!! I know you probably feel lost, after so many years together!!!.I know Ken will always have your heart, but also your smile.... You both were like a statue, slight cracks from life, but always glued together... You and the kids have our deepest prayers, love ,and sympathy.. May God help you all thru this horrible time, until YOU are with him again!!!! Love for ever and always, 🌹 Rose Hamlin and our Trady Mosher/ Irwin!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Ellen (Tucker )Ladd

July 16, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Kenny & his wife Sandy. Both just the kindest, sweetest couple. Had the pleasure of doing shows with him several times & jam sessions. He was a wonderful man & musician. My Love & prayers to Sandy & his family. RIP Kenny.

Carol Gage

July 16, 2020

We used to live on cooper st....Marvin and Dee kelley was my mom and Dad....We used to do go carts at the duck pond...Ralph and Mike Swartz were friends of kenny and Sandy as well ....Norris used to play Music with Darrow and Kenny
Have thought alot about Kenny and Sandy over the years

FROM THE FAMILY

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