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Richard “Kenna” Ankrum

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Richard “Kenna” Ankrum

Place of birth: Gassaway, WV

Religious affiliation: Christian

Richard “Kenna” Ankrum, of The Villages, Florida, a beloved son, husband, father, and pop-pop has passed away way before his time.  Kenna passed at the age of 69 on July 20th, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a brave fight with cancer.  The son of the late Joseph William Ankrum and surviving mother, Freda“Maxine” Bright-Ankrum, was born January 24, 1951 in Gassaway, West Virginia.  Kenna married Susan Arab-Ankrum, his loving wife of almost 15 years on September 13, 2005. Kenna received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 1983 and then went on to receive his Certified Public Account degree (CPA) in 1985. He retired from TECO Energy in 2003 and went on to work for more top 10 companies such as Philip Morris in Richmond, Virginia and Duke Energy (decommissioned Nuclear Plant) in Crystal River, Florida, where he worked until his death.Kenna enjoyed time with friends and family, always the life of the party. In recent years he was delighted to be living in The Villages, Florida. He was “living the dream” and golfing as much as possible.

Surviving family: Wife Susan Ankrum, 2 daughters – Kalee Humphrey & Kinsey Lallathin, step-daughter Michelle Gross, grandson Landon Gross, mother Freda “Maxine” Ankrum, brother Michael Ankrum, sister Terri Compton, and first wife Karen Waters.

A special thank you to all the family and friends for their loving care and support during his final days. He truly felt loved and comforted. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to:  Cornerstonehospice.org or Cancerresearch.org/pancreatic/donation.

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  • susan Ankrum On

    “If the people we love are stolen from us, The way to have them live on is to NEVER stop loving them! Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our last ones pours through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy! ❤️

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