Services for Kenneth Dewayne “Kenny” Carlile, 62, of the Simon community are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Freeman Auditorium of Turner School, Burneyville, with Rev. Jim May officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Leon Cemetery, Leon, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Kenny was born Sept. 23, 1956, in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of J.C. Carlile and Lucy Calicott Carlile. He passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at his residence.
Kenny grew up in Love County and was a 1974 graduate of Turner High School. A cattle rancher, he worked in the oil fields for several years and earlier this year retired from Valero where he had been employed as a board operator for 28 years. He also served in the U.S. Army for three years, honorably discharged on May 19, 1978. For his service he was awarded the Expert Badge with M16 and Hand Grenade. Kenny enjoyed fishing, snow skiing, and riding motorcycles, but, most of all, he loved being with his granddaughters. He loved life and enjoyed dancing, singing, and cuttin’ up. Kenny was a loyal supporter of Wilson Eagles softball. He and the former Sherry Alexander were married in Ardmore, on Dec. 31, 1987.
Preceding him in death were his father; two brothers, Jim Carlile and Larry “Pete” Carlile; and brother-in-law, Alven Alexander.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Carlile, of the home; his mother, Lucy Carlile, of Leon; son, K.C. Carlile, of Ardmore; daughter, Monica Vance and Mike Geurin, of Lone Grove; brother, Curt Carlile and wife Cathy, of Burneyville; two sisters, Teresa Whitson and husband Carl, of Jimtown, and Janette Salazar, of Corinth, Texas; three granddaughters, Kendra Wright, Carly Carlile, and Kaitlyn Vance; three sisters-in-law, Mary Lynn Carlile and Penny Carlile, of the Falconhead community and Brenda Alexander, of Wilson; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gwyneth and Mike Cogdill, of Harrah.
Serving as casket bearers will be Robert Carlile, David Flanagan, Alan Carlile, Mike Morton, Larry Brunk, and Brad Whatley. Honorary bearers are Ron Thompson, and the guys and girls he worked with at Valero.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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