Kennad L. Skeen, born noisily on July 24, 1939 to Orel and Rilla Landfried Skeen, died peacefully on January 11, 2018 at his home.

A son, a brother, an athlete, a sailor, a scholar, a teacher, a prison guard, a poet, a veteran, a coach, a mentor, a Mason, a fisherman, a Mountaineer, a Hilltopper, a lawyer, a judge, a hunter, a husband, an uncle, a friend, a father, a papaw, a champion of justice, and a master storyteller…but never went to Myrtle Beach! No list, no matter how extensive, can encapsulate the man that was Ken Skeen. If you knew him, you know exactly what that means. If you didn’t, I’m sorry, because you truly missed out.

He leaves behind his widow, Janie Sizemore Skeen; his two children, Kristin (Mark) Stover and Kennad (Kym) Skeen II; his three step-children, Nikki Board, Billy Simon and Ryan (Jenny) Simon and 12 grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Veterans Rites will be provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard. A time of visitation with the family will be from 4:00 pm until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken should be directed to “The Wounded Warrior Fund.”

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