Monday, January 28, 2013

Remembering Ken Stiles

Ken Stiles and Ken Lovett
The passing of Ken Stiles, known to many on campus as "Chico", is a great loss.  He was employed at the College as shipping and receiving clerk in the Office of Plant Operations.   Few people on campus were as well-known as Ken due to his unique position delivering packages to offices. However, it was his sense of humor that made him stand out. You usually received much more than just a package from Ken...your received a bit of gruff humor and a smile.

"Ken always had a positive, fun outlook about him," said Holly Nimmo. "He made people smile. Personally, I remember Ken helping me move boxes to my car after the tornado. His kind disposition meant a lot to me during that time."

At the Athletic Association golf tourney
Ken was an avid golfer and usually playing when it came time for a Vol State fund raising tournament.

"He was just tremendously fun to play golf with," said Terry Heinen. "He had a great time, a great joy on the golf course."

"He was the most pleasant face of Vol State," said Lesa Durham. "But he was also the gruffest at times. He would argue with a fence post, but you had to love him. He's definitely going to be missed."

Our condolences go out to Ken's family, especially his brother Ray, who works in the IT Department here at Vol State.

Services for Ken are as follows:

Visitation:  Tuesday, January 29th, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Funeral: Wednesday, January 30th, 2:00 p.m.

Family Heritage Funeral Home - 100 Albert Gallatin Ave.
Burial:  Crestview Cemetery - 1623 Hwy. 109 N

Dr. Nichols, Ken Lovett, Terry Heinen with Ken Stiles.

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