Kenneth Earney Wilhoit, 98, of Johnson City, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at his residence.
He was a native of Chuckey in Greene County, son of the late Earney and Ruby Jane Odell Wilhoit.
Kenneth was a retired General Manager/Vice President of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Transportation Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Johnson City.
In addition to his parents, his wife of 73 years Katherine Watts Young Wilhoit; a brother, Floyd Wilhoit; sister, Irene Landers; and great grandson Jackson Rice preceded him in death.
Survivors include his two daughters, Jane Wilhoit Anderson of Johnson City and Nancy Wilhoit Norris and husband Steve of Nashville; son, Timothy Kenneth Wilhoit and wife Donna of Windermere, FL; three grandchildren, Judy Rice and husband Herman, Janna Counts and husband Scott, all of Johnson City and Katie Stone and husband Jarrod of Nashville; eight great grandsons, Johnathon Brandt, Zach Rice, Brayden Rice, Owen Counts, Fletcher Counts, Briar Stone, Derrick Rice and Bryn Rice; a brother, Lynn Wilhoit of Greeneville; a sister, “Deanie” Dorothy Reese of Huddleston, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home, under the direction of Rev. Garland Thayer.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until time of service 2:00 p.m. A committal service will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers will be: Ted Garland, Jim Holt, Herman Rice, Scott Counts, Jarrod Stone, Gene Shelton, Bud Rupert, and Johnathon Brandt. Honorary pallbearer: Aldon Speer.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com.
In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.