Ken Futch

May 14, 2013

In Loving Memory

CANDLER —  Louis Kendrick Futch, 84, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Emerald Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center.

A native of Monroe, he was the son of the late John D. and Emma Plyler Futch.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Briscoe; a brother, John D. Futch Jr.; and an infant daughter, Linda Futch.

He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in commerce, and retired from Sherwin Williams, with 37 years of service.  Ken loved music and played the saxophone.  He enjoyed his vacation home at the beach where he spent time with family.  He was an avid photographer and a former member of the Jaycee Club and West Asheville Kiwanis Club.  He was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bennetta Belk Futch; a daughter, Cindi Clark, and her husband, Tim; a son, John Futch, and his wife, Beverly, all of Candler; four grandchildren, Julie Whitehurst, and her husband, Jonathan, Jamie High, and her husband, Devin; Paige Futch, and her fiancé Michael Mark; and Tanner Futch; a great-granddaughter, Emma Whitehurst; and a niece and several nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Dennis Thurman officiating.

Memorials may be made to Pole Creek Baptist Church, 96 Snow Hill Church Road, Candler, NC   28715

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