Kenneth “Kenny” William Humes


Kenneth “Kenny” William Humes, 76, of Cleveland, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

He was born on March 16, 1945 in Madison Mill, Va.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jacqueline Humes; mother, Augusta Humes Washington; father, Dabney Humes; and stepfather, John Washington.

At an early age, he accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Madison Mills, Va. Kenny made a career in the culinary industry and lived in New York for several years before making his permanent home in Cleveland, where he became a member of St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.

He leaves to cherish his memory, sons: Adrian Dishon Humes; daughter, Debbie Wells; grandchildren: Jakyra Humes, Makya Humes, Gage Humes, Doran Wells, Neil Wells, Randy Wells Jr., all of Cleveland, and Kyree Humes of Johnson City; sisters and brothers: Margo Jones, Joann Strother, Donald (Cynthia) Humes and Gary Humes; three adopted siblings: Shanna Preston, Beatrice Washington and Edith Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to include special niece, Donovan Blanche, and best friend, Marsha Cobb.

Kenny will be greatly missed by so many but his memory will continue to live on.

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” JM Barrie

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, the body may be viewed from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Patton Funeral Home Chapel, 265 Fair St. S.E., Cleveland. Social distancing and face coverings are required.

Sunday there will be a public walkthrough from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. with the  service to follow at St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 151 Short St., Cleveland. The Rev. Rhonda S. Westfield is the eulogist.

Interment will be at Fort Hill Cemetery. Social distancing and face coverings are required.

Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD and Jo Ann Williams. LFD 1-800-824-8283 or



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