Kenneth C. Kohl, 80, of Tellico Village, passed away May 31, 2021, at NHC Cavette Hill after a prolonged illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter F. and Roberta P. Kohl; and son, Steve W. Kohl.
He is survived by wife of 54 years, Cynthia "Cindy" Kohl; son, Andrew Kohl (Allison); grandson, Jackson Kohl; sister, Carolyn Kohl of Johns Creek, Ga.; brother, Walter Christian Kohl of Woodstock, Ga.; and brother-in-law, Charles R. Wyman (Marilyn Courtot) of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Born July 16, 1940, in Wilmington, Del., he moved to Knoxville in 1942 and was a member of Troop #5, Boy Scouts of America and attended both the National Jamboree and Philmont Ranch. He often served as acolyte at St. John’s Episcopal Church. His family moved to Chevy Chase, Md., in 1956 and Ken graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C., with a BS degree in 1964 and an MBA in 1968. He and Cindy married in 1966 in Bethesda, Md.
His career in transportation and logistics took him back to his beloved Tennessee in 1970. He enjoyed five years in Chattanooga (Signal Mountain Cement), 10 years in Brentwood (Marquette Cement/Gulf & Western) and 15 years in Germantown (Kraft Food Ingredients/Brother International). Retirement in 2000 brought him back to “God’s country” and his favorite place of all, Tellico Village. A member of Community Church at Tellico Village, he loved playing tennis, practicing Tai Chi, bicycling with the Tellico Pedalers and workouts at the Wellness Center. He enjoyed helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity and had a lifelong love of railroading.
Ken loved the Tennessee Volunteers and all the wonderful friends he had in Tellico Village. He especially enjoyed sitting on his porch overlooking Tellico Lake (which he called his “little slice of heaven on earth”) while listening to Merle Haggard and George Jones. He greatly cherished the times spent with family and especially watching his grandson Jackson play baseball and basketball.
Special thanks go out to the wonderful staff at NHC Cavette Hill for their loving care and concern.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Community Church at Tellico Village. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our PLACE Adult Day Center, 202 Chota Road, Loudon TN 37774; the Community Church at Tellico Village, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774; or a charity of choice.
Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Kenneth Kohl. www.clickfuneralhome.com