Mr. Kenneth C. Gove, 82, of Oak Island died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
Mr. Gove was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Hastings, Minn., to the late John E. Gove and Felicitas Reichling Gove. Mr. Gove graduated from Hastings High School in 1948 and St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., in 1953. He was a U.S. Army
veteran serving during the Korean War
as sergeant first class with the 47th Infantry Division.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene H. Gove; sons, Thomas C. Gove and wife Teri of Ownings, Md., John C. Gove and wife Lucie of Charlotte, Joseph C. Gove and wife Colleen of Charlotte; a daughter, Catherine G. Smith and husband David of Woodstock, Ga.; three grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Sieben of Hastings, Minn.; and a brother, Raymond G. Gove of Long Prairie, Minn. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Gordon.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Trent Watts officiating. Interment followed in Cape Fear Memorial Park.
The family received friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the church.
You may offer online condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock-Newnam &White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.