William Kenneth "Ken" Bain, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2023, in Valley, Alabama. Born on June 11, 1942, in Tallassee, Alabama, Ken was known for his friendly and kind demeanor, as well as his exceptional handiness.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Ellen Brown Bain, and their three children, Jeff Bain (Marianne), Kris Bain Hendrix (Kyle), and Keri Denton (Johnny). He was a proud grandfather to Mary Elizabeth Christian (Cory), Sarah Weaver (Brad), Benjamin Key (Lindsey), Agee Disiker (Kendall), Jackson Denton, and Sam Lipscomb, and a doting great-grandfather to Maddie Christian, Clara Christian, Owen Weaver, Ryland Key, Piper Key, Peyton Key, and Alan Disiker. Ken is also survived by his sister, Ann Yarbrough (Larry), and sisters-in-law, Pam Bain and Sandra Bain.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “C. W.” Bain and Minnie Bain; and brothers, Charles L. “Buddy” Bain and Larry Bain.
Ken dedicated over 30 years of his life to the United States Postal Service, where he retired as a supervisor. His strong work ethic and commitment to his job were admired by his colleagues and friends. Throughout his career, Ken was actively involved in various associations and organizations, further demonstrating his dedication to his community and profession.
Outside of work, Ken was an avid golfer who enjoyed spending time on the green with friends and family. His love for the sport was evident in his enthusiasm and skill, and he was always eager to share his passion with others. In addition to golf, Ken was an avid reader who enjoyed immersing himself in a good book.
Ken's love for good cooking was well-known among his family and friends. His love for food extended beyond the kitchen, as he enjoyed exploring new restaurants and trying different cuisines with his loved ones.
In his spare time, Ken could often be found restoring classic cars. His keen eye for detail and impressive mechanical skills allowed him to breathe new life into vintage automobiles. Ken's talent for restoration was admired by fellow car enthusiasts and were a testament to his dedication and skill.
Ken's friendly and kind nature made him a cherished friend to many. His warm smile and genuine interest in others made it easy for him to form lasting connections with those he met. Ken's ability to make others feel at ease and valued was a gift that will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
As we remember Ken, we celebrate a life well-lived and a man who touched the hearts of many. His legacy of love, kindness, and friendship will live on through his family and the countless lives he impacted. Ken's memory will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him, and he will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life service for Ken will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 12:00P.M. EDT (noon) at Reeds Chapel Church in West Point, Georgia.
Please visit Ken’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownsrvicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Ken, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.
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