OWENSBORO, Ky. — Kenneth Lee Proffitt, 81, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2021. He was born and raised in Horse Branch, Kentucky, to the late W.C. (Witt) and Wreatha Maiden Proffitt, where he learned the value of hard work on his family’s dairy farm.
He graduated from Caneyville High School in 1959 and began his career with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. After 11 years, he began working for one of his best friends, Billy Joe Miles, in 1973, where he retired from Miles Enterprises after 37 years. He was a Kentucky Colonel and an avid Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan.
He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a collector of many things. Kenneth also enjoyed gardening and sharing vegetables with his family and friends. In addition, he was an accomplished woodworker and made many pieces of furniture and grandfather clocks.
Since retiring, he enjoyed joining his friends for coffee on weekdays at McDonald’s. However, best of all, he loved to cook pancake breakfast on Sunday mornings for his family, especially for his great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his most precious granddaughter, Stephanie Leigh Proffitt, and his great-grandson, Joshie.
Those left to cherish his memory include the love of his life of 59 years, Patricia Juanita Goff Proffitt; a wonderful daughter, Pamela Proffitt Douglas; son-in-law, Glen Douglas; his loving grandchildren, Samantha and Aiden Douglas, Alisabeth (Steven) Vanover, Christina, Jessica, Matthew, and Misty Douglas; 10 great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Kaleb, Annabelle, Raphael, Kyleigh, Kloey, Kairi, Lincoln, Ethan, and Camden; and his many additional family members and friends.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, where visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Condolences and memories may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.