LAMAR-Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle for Kenneth Musgrove, 84, Lamar, who died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, following a sudden illness. Larry Hoyt, Buddy Walker and Mark Heiskell will officiate. Burial will be in East Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Shannon Musgrove, Gary David Musgrove, Austin Smith, Blake Musgrove, Tyler Musgrove, Ashli Smith and Brooke Musgrove. Honorary pallbearers are Doyle Lawrence, Don Rodney, Joe Brundige and Albert Wright.
Music will be provided by Larry Hoyt, Liz Hoyt and Wanda Rodney, with musical selections of “God Leads Us Along”, “I’m Going To Go To Heaven Someday” (written by his wife Violet) and “Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me”.
Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons Bibles, in care of the funeral home.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include his wife, Violet Musgrove, of the home; three sons, Charles David and wife Patricia, Tulsa, Okla., Kenneth Edward “Ed” and wife Connie, Lamar, and Peter Michael “Mike” and Sabine, Waynesville; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sharon Alice Musgrove; two brothers, Albert Ray Musgrove and Charles Junior Musgrove, and four sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Duty, Odetta Brown, Patricia Kelly and Norma Watkins.
Mr. Musgrove was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Stoutsville, to Charles Chester and Alice May (Lutz) Musgrove. He went to work for Southwestern Bell/AT&T in 1948 and retired after 35 years of service in 1983. He also served as Lamar’s fire chief in the 1960’s and logged walnut lumber for use as gunstocks for World War II weapons.
He was founder of the Full Gospel Tabernacle. Their first worship service was January 2, 1961. He made many friends throughout his ministry and mission work and his affiliation with Living Faith Church of God in Lucedale, Miss. He took Christmas to the Navajo Reservation, celebrating 50 years last Christmas.
He married Violet May Kinder on Aug. 24, 1947, in Detroit, Mich.