Kenneth Edward Paith, 85, went to be with his heavenly Father, on Jan. 9, 2022, from complications from cancer and dementia. He was born on Dec. 18, 1936 to the late Thomas Edward and Phyllis Gatts Paith in Moundsville, West Va. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son in law, Tim Winstead.
He was a member of Person Masonic Lodge 113, having served as Master and also District Deputy Grand Master. He was a member of the Roxboro Shrine Club, having served in many offices. He was a member of American Legion Post 138. He loved his church and especially, Eddie Perkins Sunday School class of which he was a member at Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church. He loved his country serving in the United States Navy for four years.
After moving to Roxboro, he began training for the opening of Eaton Corp. He loved his work and those who worked with him. He worked 33 years, retiring in 1997 as factory manager. He had lots of hobbies, but golf, traveling, and camping were his favorites. He traveled over the United States in his motorhome, spending some winters in Florida. He had a love for carpentry, having designed and built his house. He had a great love for his family.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Katie Lee Beaver Paith of the home; two sons: Ken Edward Paith (Terri) of Sherman, Texas, Christopher Allen Paith (Cathy) of Joplin, Mo.; three daughters: Lois Paith Winstead and Kimberly Paith Hawkins (Hughes) of Roxboro and Janet Leigh Paith of Bentonville, Ark.; one brother, Don C. Paith (Greta) of Roxboro; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren also survive.
Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 at the Brooks & White Chapel and other times at the home.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at the Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Burchwood Cemetery with full Masonic Rites. Masons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be member of the Eddie Perkins Sunday School Class, Alex Burnette, Charles Dickerson, David Dickerson, Scott Paith, Tommy Sumner, Andy Sumner and David Warwick.
Due to COVID-19, mask are required for the services.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605; Person Masonic Lodge 113-Roxboro; Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church, 1026 Long’s Store Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.