Kenneth R. Stacy
January 25, 1928 ‒ May 13, 2018
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
Kenneth R. Stacy, age 90, of Marion and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Kingston Residence of Marion.
On January 25, 1928, Kenneth was born in Stacy, VA, a son of the late Wallace Stacy and Nancy (McClanahan) Mullins.
A proud U.S. Army Veteran, Kenneth served his country during the Korean War. While on leave he met a young woman, Loraine Deel. They dated for a few years and were married June 20, 1953 in Clintwood, VA. They shared the last 64 plus wonderful years together as husband and wife.
Kenneth’s career was an integral part of his life. He worked for Ashland Oil Company for 32 years. He was an oil field mechanic. The oil boom brought him to Morrow County. He also ran his own business for many years, Stacy’s Repair Service. He started out repairing oil field engines, then expanded into working on airplane, tractor and motorcycle magnetos. He truly loved his work and looked at it as an opportunity to provide for his family and satisfy customer’s needs. He was self-taught in all he did and was a patient, excellent teacher in passing along his trade and knowledge to others. He always said “it has to be done right.”
An outdoorsman at heart, Kenneth loved to hunt deer and squirrel. He took numerous salmon fishing trips to MI, and several to Lake Erie to catch walleye. He enjoyed going to tractor pulls, flea markets and different types of trade shows.
Kenneth was always excited to travel to “see anything the Master created.” Many afternoon drives were taken in one of his Ford trucks (it had to be a Ford because there are no other real trucks). He also cherished time spent apple picking with his grandchildren and getting to know his great grandchildren.
Kenneth will be remembered as a compassionate, wise man whom had a bit of an ornery streak. He always stood for integrity, credibility and his handshake was his bond.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Loraine, of Marion; his son, Dan (Karen) Stacy of Springboro, OH; his daughter, Tammy (Myron) Hartman of Mansfield, OH; four grandchildren: Tiffany (Kyle) Huffman of Union, KY, Brittany (Bryan) Troast of Powell, OH, Lance (Brittany) Hartman of Holland, MI, Kendra Hartman of Mansfield, OH; two great grandchildren: Calvin and Louella; and a sister, Annie Hass of War, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Kenneth’s family will greet friends from 12Noon – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to honor and celebrate his life will take place there at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Stephan Bloomfield officiating. Military honors provided by the Active Duty U.S. Army, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will concluded the services. Burial will take place at a later date in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Cedarbluff, VA.
Memorial contributions, if so desired, may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45240-0301 or at www.dav.org.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Kenneth’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.