Kenneth Dale Lumsden

April 19, 1945 - April 1, 2019
Kenneth Dale Lumsden

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Kenneth Dale Lumsden, age 73, passed away peacefully in his home of Bath, NC on April 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. Ken was born in Washington, DC on April 19, 1945 to the late Charles William Lumsden and Kathleen Sullivan Lumsden. He is survived by his wife Phyllis L. Lumsden of Bath, NC (high school friends and married in 1984); daughter Sharon Leavell and her husband Dennis Chandan of Mt. Airy, MD; two sons Wesley Lumsden of Hagerstown, MD, William Funk and his wife Debbie Palonis of Sebring, FL; sister Alicia Garver and her husband Bruce Garver of Lancaster, CA; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Ken attended Northwood High School in MD and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in CA. Ken had lots of professions. He served his country in the United States Navy, Owner of Artistic Auto Body of 20 years (Graphic Designer & Painter for show cars), Beltsville Signs and Lettering, Union Glazier, and lastly a bus driver for Montgomery County School System in MD. He had many hobbies and talents to include street rods, dancing (swing & ball room), drawing, painting, and playing percussion in the praise band at the Bath United Methodist Church. Ken is remembered most by his love of teaching his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces how to swim, draw, play card games, fix cars and home renovations. He thoroughly enjoyed taking them to the movies and playing tour guide in DC to all family members.
A celebration of life memorial will be held for family and friends at the Bath United Methodist Church on April 14 at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in his name to Bath United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 281, Bath, NC 27808.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Lumsden family.

Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 14, 2019
12:00 PM

Bath United Methodist Church - Directions
206 S. Main Street
Bath, NC 27808

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  • April 02, 2019
    Elna Lewis says:
    Mrs. Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Ken's passing. Please know that I am keeping you close to my heart and in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that you need, at all, please do not hesitate to ask. Mr. Ken was such a wonderful man who had such a sweet spirit. He will be remembered fondly. Love and Hugs! Elna Lewis

  • April 02, 2019
    Mr and Mrs.Terry Speer says:
    Phyllis - We are so sorry to hear Kenny is no longer with us. Terry and I always enjoyed visiting with him when he came over to the house and the guys talked cars for hours. Sending our sincerest condolences to you and your entire family. Terry and Debie Speer

  • April 03, 2019
    Susan Reid says:
    Phyllis, I am so very saddened to hear of Kenny's death. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can to do to help you in any way, at any time, please just let me know. You have my sincerest condolences. He will surely be missed.

  • April 04, 2019
    Heidi Smith says:
    Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.