Shamblin, Jr., John Kenneth John Kenneth Shamblin, Jr. passed away suddenly on July 14, 2010. He was born February 6, 1940 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and lived a full, happy and blessed life. Kenneth was preceded in death by his sister, Lynda Louise Shamblin, his father, Bishop John Kenneth Shamblin and his mother, Virginia Late Shamblin. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Fleming Shamblin, his beloved daughter, Kara Lyn Churchill, son-in-law, Terrance Churchill and granddaughter, Elizabeth Whalen Churchill, all of Bainbridge Township, Ohio. His precious daughter, Cynthia Marr Shamblin, resides in Dallas. John & Yolanda Late of Odessa, Steve Late of Austin, Val Late of Dallas and Jan Late McMillan of Midland survive him as well. He was a beloved member of the Durwood and Lurlyn Fleming Family and extended Fleming Family and was the son-in-law of Lurlyn January Fleming, and the brother-in-law of Dr. Jon Hugh and Cheryl Fleming of North Zulch, Texas and Dr. Stephen and Marty (Fleming) Curtis of Dallas. He was also the proud Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Ken was serving as an Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care, First United Methodist Church of Richardson at his death where he was beloved by the congregation. He was a graduate of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas and Perkins School of Theology, SMU, where he earned a Masters of Divinity in 1965. Ken served churches in the Little Rock and North Arkansas Conferences of the United Methodist Church as well as churches in the North Texas and Central Texas conferences. He served on many boards and agencies in his 40 plus years of ministry and was a passionate runner and golfer. Memorial services will be held at First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Texas at 2 pm, Saturday, July 31st with a reception to follow. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Texas. Kenneth Shamblin loved and was loved and lived his life in gratitude and thanksgiving. A life well lived, thanks be to God!
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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 25, 2010