He was born in Niota, Tenn. on July 18, 1927, a son of the late Albert Marion and Sarah Elizabeth McPhail.
He joined the Philippi Baptist Church in 1959 and has been a faithful member and was the oldest serving deacon and chairman of the deacon board at the time of his death.
He was retired from Charleston Hosiery Co., where he worked for over 40 years. He loved and was very devoted and spent his life serving his Lord, wife Pauline, family and church family. His heart desire was to let his life be a witness of Christ’s love to those around him and was concerned about the salvation of everyone he came in contact with.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Ann McPhail; three sisters: Vesta Peak, Ethel Thearp and Glaphrey McPhail; three brothers: Ralph McPhail, Lewis McPhail and Earl McPhail; and one grandson, Wallace Gregory Harden.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of almost 70 years, Alice Pauline Thomas McPhail; three children: Linda Murray and husband, Jerry, Sharon Harden and husband, Lake, and Dwaine McPhail; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Irene Sneed of San Jose, Calif. He is also survived by numerous other extended family members, friends and church family.
A celebration of his life is planned at 7 tonight, Aug. 4, 2013, at Philippi Baptist Church, located at 2484 Old Harrison Pike N.W., with Dr. Sammy Hooker officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church this afternoon from 4 until service time.
The interment and committal service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in the Earls Cemetery with the deacons of Philippi Baptist Church serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Philippi Baptist Church Youth fund in memory of Kenneth.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Kenneth and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the McPhail family with these arrangements.