OBITUARY

Kenneth "Kenny" Bruce Glymph

February 11, 1955January 9, 2020
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WEST COLUMBIA – A simple man has passed away. Kenneth “Kenny” Bruce Glymph, 64, of West Columbia, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, after a short, courageously fought illness. Kenny was born February 11, 1955, in Columbia, SC, to the late Homer Glymph, the late Betty Ann Miller, and the late Guy Miller.

Affectionately called “Big” by his family, Kenny’s larger-than-life personality always made him the funniest person in any room. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army. An avid fisherman, the hobby led to his 36-year tenure at Shakespeare fishing company. In his free time, Kenny enjoyed going to concerts and wrestling matches with his son. In the last few years, he would most look forward to the annual beach vacation with his family. A lover of Southern rock, a good bourbon drink, and the open road on a motorcycle, Kenny will be greatly missed for his love of life and his family.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 26 years, Vickie Glymph (née Branham); his son, Kenneth Byron Glymph of West Columbia; stepson, Jason Moseley of Blythewood; grandchildren, Kenneth Aaron, Haleigh, Shayla, Brooke, and Cole; sisters, Vickie (Jimmy) Mack of Swansea and LaDonna (Scott) Miller Ostrom of West Columbia; niece, Whitney (Taylor) Cain of Athens, GA; nephew, Caleb Parker of Gaston; niece, Haley Parker of Irmo; niece, Ashley (Chris) Rosensteel of West Columbia; and great-niece, Raeleigh. He was preceded in death by his brother, David “Bucky” Parker.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel (820 W. Dunbar Rd., West Columbia, 29170). Pastors Toby Jones and Taylor Mack Cain will officiate. The family will receive friends at the visitation on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675/www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123/www.cancer.org.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Burial Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Judith Robbins

January 12, 2020

Kenny was one of a kind. I have been a friend and neighbor of Vickie and Kenny for about 6 years. We spent many hours sitting on their back porch, enjoying meals together, telling stories and laughing till we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Being single and living alone, there were many times that Vickie and Kenny included me if they were going out to dinner, be it Captain D's, What-A-Burger, Southside Restaurant, etc. One year for my birthday, we went to Shealy's Barbeque and after dinner, we stopped at a Dollar Store (mine and Vickie's favorite store) and Kenny handed me $20 to buy whatever I wanted. He was so kind and generous and I loved him like family. If I happened to be at Vickie's when it was time for Kenny to come home from work, I would tell his dog, Chico "it's almost time for Daddy to come home" and his little ears would perk up and he would stare at the front door. Kenny loved his little Chico so much that he had a tattoo of him etched on his right forearm. Knowing Kenny was a blessing and I'm glad I got to spend a few years with him before he went to be with his Father in Heaven.

Sherry Marthers Finley

January 11, 2020

Sheila, I have memories of you since I was a child. Later, I remember spending time with you, Kenny, Barbara, Allen, and
rest of us on motorcycles. Y’all came to our home in Rock Hill. Sending hugs and love your way...prayers UP. 💗

Crystal Blair

January 11, 2020

I was blessed to be Mr. Glymph's nurse the weekend before he passed. Even though he was sick and didnt feel his best he was still so loving and kind. Mr. Glymph had a beautiful presence and was surrounded by so much love. The love I felt in that room was something I will never forget. I know without a doubt that my friend is in heaven with God and his BIG personality is still shining bright. Dont be sad for him, he has gone to heaven where cancer is no more. He is free from pain and sickness and I thank God that I was able to experience that wonderful man and all of his greatness before he was called home with the Lord.

Hugh Watts

January 11, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you in the days to come.
Hugh and Ann Watts
And family

Bruce Willhoit

January 11, 2020

Kenny was a true friend who will be greatly missed. I worked with Kenny for 27 years and he was always a highlight of the work day with his great sense of humor and friendly demeanor. I believe everyone was proud to call Kenny their friend.