In memory of
Kenneth Kermit Plemmons
In memory of
Kenneth Kermit Plemmons
Kenneth Kermit Plemmons, respectively called KK, in the Newport News Shipyard design departments and along the waterfront died Friday, April 30, 2021 as a result of failing heart and circulation. He was 86 years old. Kermit was born in the Madison County mountains of North Carolina. Early in his shipyard Apprenticeship he took a "leave of absence" and at the age of 18 joined the U.S. Marine Corp honorably attaining the rank of Sergeant in only three years. Kermit was a 1952 graduate of Newport News High School and a graduate of the Newport News Shipyards' apprentice school, where he excelled in the five year program for shipbuilding and design studies. As an apprentice student, he studied continuously and was awarded the Homer L. Ferguson scholarship to Virginia Tech University, where he majored in mechanical engineering. In later years he went part time and obtained a Masters in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary. He rose to prominent managerial positions along the waterfront at the Newport News Shipbuilding. Kermit was preceded in the death by a son Kenneth William Plemmons who died July 25, 1994. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Laura Vincent Plemmons , a brother William Cline Plemmons and wife Jackie Holden Plemmons, a sister Barbara Lee Joyner and husband Gordon G. Joyner and another sister, Bonnie Lee Maness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 14, 2021 at Spring Creek United Methodist Church, where Ken and Laura are members. Anders-Rice Funeral Home, 1428 Patton Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28805 is assisting Ken's family.
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In memory of
Kenneth Kermit Plemmons
Kenneth Kermit Plemmons, respectively called KK, in the Newport News Shipyard design departments and along the waterfront died Friday, April 30, 2021 as a result of failing heart and circulation. He was 86 years old. Kermit was born in the Madison County mountains of North Carolina. Early in his shipyard Apprenticeship he took a "leave of absence" and at the age of 18 joined the U.S. Marine Corp honorably attaining the rank of Sergeant in only three years. Kermit was a 1952 graduate of Newport News High School and a graduate of the Newport News Shipyards' apprentice school, where he excelled in the five year program for shipbuilding and design studies. As an apprentice student, he studied continuously and was awarded the Homer L. Ferguson scholarship to Virginia Tech University, where he majored in mechanical engineering. In later years he went part time and obtained a Masters in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary. He rose to prominent managerial positions along the waterfront at the Newport News Shipbuilding. Kermit was preceded in the death by a son Kenneth William Plemmons who died July 25, 1994. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Laura Vincent Plemmons , a brother William Cline Plemmons and wife Jackie Holden Plemmons, a sister Barbara Lee Joyner and husband Gordon G. Joyner and another sister, Bonnie Lee Maness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 14, 2021 at Spring Creek United Methodist Church, where Ken and Laura are members. Anders-Rice Funeral Home, 1428 Patton Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28805 is assisting Ken's family.
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Anders-Rice Funeral Home & Cremation Center
1428 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28806
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