Howard Kenneth Genthner

Ret. MSgt. Howard Kenneth Genthner, 83, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday at Andersonville National Cemetery with William Averett officiating and with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 3343 Peachtree Road, N.E. #M2O, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Ret. MSgt. Genthner was born in Washington, DC the son of the late Phillip Howard Genthner and Marjorie Rowell Genthner. He served with the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War and retired after twenty-two and a half years of service. He then retired from Norfolk-Southern Railroad after seventeen and a half years. Ret. MSgt. Genthner was an avid woodworker and was of the Protestant Faith. He was an Honorable First Sergeant of the Black Knights. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Genthner and by his son, Michael Genthner and six of his siblings.

Survivors include his devoted family, his wife of sixty-one years, Dorothy Averett Genthner of Crawford County; his children, Judith (Lee) Samuels, Robin (Phil) Simmons, all of Crawford County, Scott (Sherry) Genthner of Griffin, Shara Genthner of South Africa, Kenniane (JT) Tull of Byron, James Denny (Yvonne) Park of Sea Brook, SC and Denise (Joe) Jordan of Moultrie; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy Ash of Plattsburg, NE and many nieces and nephews.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 29, 2013

Howard Kenneth Genthner

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Mack & Ellen Averett

August 29, 2013

Dorothy and Family:

Kenny was a good and thoughtful man. May God keep him in His loving care.

Always, Mack & Ellen

Judy & Ken McCallum

August 29, 2013

Judy & Family
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know you are a close family. My prayers are with you all!

August 28, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Ken's death. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Jennifer (Durden) Shipp

Mary Alice Dennard

August 28, 2013

Dear Dorothy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always be thankful for you and your family and the blessing you have been in my life. May God bless you and give you a special peace during this difficult time. Sincerely, Mary Alice Dennard

michelle genthner

August 28, 2013

sorry to here about the loss of unlce kenny prayers are with you all..Michelle Genthner(phil's daugher)

Ricky Tidwell

August 28, 2013

Dorothy and Family,
I was sorry to hear of the loss of Brother Kenny. I always thought he was a "Stand up person". May the Lord add grace and strength to the family during this difficult time.

John & Carolyn Tull

August 28, 2013

Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts from afar.

Sara Smith

August 28, 2013

May all your wonderful memories of Ken give you comfort in the days to come. I worked with Ken many years at the railroad and he was a great friend and co-worker. My prayers and my thoughts are with your family at this time.

August 27, 2013

Mrs .Dorothy,family & friends my sincere condolences, on your loss. I worked with Ken on the RR for many years. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. RIP my friend, RIP!

Ricky and Martha Mock

August 27, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.