Kenneth Ussery, 73, of Murfreesboro concluded a near 11-year fight against metastatic prostate cancer Jan. 27, 2015. Mr. Ussery and family resided in West Tennessee for over 30 years, where he was a plant manager for Kohler Co./Sterling Plumbing group in Union City before retiring in 2000.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of funeral services, beginning at 1 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, with Dr. Jim Clardy officiating. Burial will be in Murfreesboro at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division, 2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.
He was born April 21, 1941, in Hazlehurst Ga., and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean (McKinnon) Ussery.
He had been a member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and a board member of the Tennessee State Board of Industrial Development. Ken was also a member of the Union City Rotary Club and an active member of the community.
He and his wife relocated to Murfreesboro in 2009. They became members of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church there.
He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Shannon Ussery of Murfreesboro; his daughter, Kimberly Howe of Knoxville; his brother, Wayne Ussery of Hazlehurst; and four grandchildren, Carson and Caitlyn Ussery and Garrett and Samantha Howe.
An online guestbook is available for Mr. Ussery at www.woodfinchapel.com.