OBITUARY

Kenneth Charles York

December 24, 1946August 1, 2017

Kenneth Charles York, 70, of Madison Heights, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Mary Barrett York. Born December 24, 1946 in Walworth, WI, he was the son of the late Herbert and Loraine Copeland York and was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kelsey. He was a retired truck driver with the Virginia Department of Transportation and a U.S. Army veteran. While serving his country as a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War, Mr. York was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and was a two time recipient of the Purple Heart. In addition to his wife, Mr. York is survived by a daughter, Stacy Shepherd and husband Jon of Irving, TX; two sons, Erick York and wife Kelsey of Madison Heights and Nathan York and wife Jordan of Columbia, SC; a brother, Arthur York and wife Sonya of Egin, IL; six grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Ronald Kelsey of Frederick, MD. Memorial services with military honors by American Legion Post 16 will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, 7008 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 or the Vietnam Veterans Assoc., Chapter 196, 439 Westview Circle, Lynchburg, VA 24504. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com. Whitten Funeral Homes & cremation Services, Monelison Chapel is serving the family.

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Gary Witt

September 12, 2017

The Lynchburg Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 196, would like to thank the family of Kenneth Charles York for the generous donations received in his name.
The money's received will be used to support local veterans.

George Venable

August 10, 2017

Met Ken several times over the years at the Izaak Walton ranges. Good man, sorry to hear he's left us.

George Venable

August 10, 2017

Met Ken a few times over the years at the Izaak Walton ranges. Always a pleasure to talk too. Had not seen him in quite a while, sorry for your losss - a good man.

George Venable

August 10, 2017

Met Ken a few times over the years at the Izaak Walton ranges. Always a pleasure to talk too. Had not seen him in quite a while, sorry for your losss - a good man.

Jessica Wade

August 10, 2017

Erick, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Kelsey, your boys, mom and brother.

Jessica Wade

August 10, 2017

Erick, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I will keep you, Kelsey, and the boys and your mom and brother in my thoughts and prayers.

George Kolar

August 5, 2017

To the York Family:
Please accept my deepest sympathies at the loss of Kenneth.I did not have the pleasure of knowing Kenneth but being a fellow Veteran we shared a bond that all Veterans share. His tour of duty has ended here but he is on duty with the LORD..God Bless you and your family...
Deepest Sympathy:
George Kolar
Director
VVA chapter 196

Daryl & Rose Riffe

August 4, 2017

So sorry for your loss.Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Eric, we are keeping you in our prayers.

Patricia Berger

August 4, 2017

Mary and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during the days ahead and one day we will be with our loved ones again. Cherish your memories together.


David, Patricia and David E Berger

Wanda Johnson

August 4, 2017

We are so sorry..God bless you all during this great loss..Bill Wanda Jackie and Amanda..