Kenneth Eugene Montgomery, Sr., age 91, died Friday evening, December 21, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Twila Drummond, in Indianapolis.
Kenneth was born to Wayne and Beulah (Abel) Montgomery on July 29, 1927, in Shoals, Indiana. He graduated from Shoals High School and later attended Frankfort Pilgrim College, located in Frankfort, Indiana.
He was a member of the Weisbach Community Church.
Mr. Montgomery worked in various capacities at Old Paths Tract Society for over 70 years. During that time, he also drove a school bus for the Shoals Community Schools for 28 years, and also worked for The Shoals News for more than 30 years, as a very dedicated Linotype operator and a typesetter on Compugraphic typesetting equipment.
Kenneth married the former Betty Jane Nelms on June 3, 1949, in Shoals, Indiana. His wife preceded him in death on April 2, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wilma Albright; and two brothers, Danny and Donnie Montgomery.
Mr. Montgomery is survived by his four children: Kenneth Montgomery, Jr., and his wife, Debra, of Indianapolis; Twila Drummond, and her husband, Dave, of Indianapolis; Tim Montgomery, and his wife, Nancy, of Massena, New York; and Joanna Montgomery, of Independence, Kansas; as well as 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving Mr. Montgomery are three brothers; Robert Montgomery and Stanley Montgomery, both of Shoals, and Marvin Montgomery, of Jasper; and one sister, Eileen Sanders, of Salem, Ohio; along with several cousins and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26th, at the Queen-Lee Chapel, in Shoals. There will be an additional hour of visitation at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 27th, at the Weisbach Community Church, followed by the service at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery, here in Shoals.
For those who would like to contribute to a memorial donation, the Fort Meyers Rescue Mission, in Fort Meyers, Florida, has been suggested by his family. The address is 6900 Mission Lane, Fort Meyers, FL 33916.
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