Obituary: Kenneth Ray Lanham, 78, Mount Washington

Kenneth Ray Lanham, 78, of Mount Washington, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Baptist Health. He was a native of Springfield, a retired employee of Mother’s Cookies, and a member of Temple Baptist Church.


He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kaylee Jo Lanham; two sons-in-law, Michael Hulsey and Skip Vincent; his parents, William Arthur and Mary Bell Wigginton Lanham; three sisters, Patsy Milburn, Pearlie Spalding, and Sarah Jean Shewmaker; and three brothers, Ronnie Lanham, Will Lanham, and Bobby Lanham.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Mary Bowman Lanham; five children, Sherry Hulsey, Kenny Jr. (Stephanie), Craig (Melinda) Lanham, Denise Vandevelde (Jerry), and Tabitha Vincent; two sisters, Betty Boblitt (Roy) of Willisburg and Judy Mattingly (David) of Bloomfield; four brothers, James Richard Lanham (Paula) and Jerry Lanham, both of Mount Washington, Jackie B. Lanham (Freda) of Salem Ill., and Donnie Lanham of Clarksville; six grandchildren Christopher Carmicle, Cody Vincent, Brandy Vincent, Jennifer Vandiver, Quinton Lanham, and Logan Dooley; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home in Mount Washington with burial to follow in the Mount Washington Cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the funeral home.

The McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home in Mount Washington is in charge of arrangements.


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