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Zeb Vance Kilpatrick Jr.

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Zeb Vance Kilpatrick Jr. Obituary
Zeb Vance Kilpatrick, Jr., 91, a Henderson County native died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at The Elizabeth House. He was the son of the late Zeb Vance Kilpatrick, Sr. and Esther Talluah Fortune. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dot Kilpatrick in 2010 and a son, Kyle Kilpatrick in 1974. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Zeb graduated from East Flat Rock High School, and joined the United States Army after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He served in the 11th Airborne Division Battery "C" 457th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theater. He returned to Hendersonville and worked in here until his retirement in 1982 from Western and Southern Life Insurance Company after 50 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church for almost 70 years, not only serving as a deacon of the church, but as an active member of the Friendship Class. He was a member of Hendersonville Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining. In later years he cherished spending time with not only his grandchildren but his great-grandchildren.
Survivors include a son Zeb Vance Kilpatrick, III and his wife Evona of Hendersonville and a daughter Jan Kilpatrick Ballew of Greenville, SC. He is also survived by four grandsons; Charlie Ballew of Oklahoma City, OK; Michael Ballew and his wife, Sommer of Greenville, SC; Seth Kilpatrick and Keith Kilpatrick, both of Hendersonville; one granddaughter, Blythe Royaards and her husband, Eric of Greenville, SC; five great grandchildren: Nikolas, Hendrix, Emma Kate, and Bennett Royaards and Zaiden Ballew, all of Greenville, SC; he is also survived by a very special friend, Ruth Makins, of Hendersonville as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Zeb will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 in Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel conducted by the Reverend Steve Scoggins and Reverend Travis Parker. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family will at the home of Zeb's son, Van Kilpatrick.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 312 5th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739 or St. Jude's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd& Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2016
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