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Kenneth Cleveland Drinnon

South Knoxville, TN

Kenneth Cleveland Drinnon, age 92, of South Knoxville, passed away Tuesday January 3, 2017. He was a member and Deacon of New Hopewell Baptist Church, a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, and retired from TVA Knoxville. Kenneth was a distinguished ball turret gunner, earning 2 air medals while serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the 8th Air Force, 487th Bomb Group, stationed in England. He was honorably discharged at the end of WWII. He then pursued his education at both LMU and graduating from the University of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janis B. Drinnon; parents, Glen and Willie Mae Drinnon; brothers, Charles, Billy, Max, Tommy, and Guy Drinnon; sisters, Jean Thompson, and Peggy Southern. He is survived by his daughter, Dena Drinnon Foulk (David); grandchildren, Bethany Leatherwood (Brian), Jonathan Foulk (Brooke), Julia Wilson (Adam), Joshua and Sarah Leatherwood, Turner, Ellie, and Hadley Foulk, Rowan, Asher, and Gideon Wilson; brother, Bobby Drinnon (Faye); sisters, Mary Brumbaugh, Elizabeth Livesay, Thelma Newsome, Fay Bryant (John), Kay McGlaughlin (Phil); brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Southern, Sybil Drinnon, Vivian Drinnon, and Sue Drinnon; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM Friday, at New Hopewell Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM Friday, at New Hopewell Baptist Church, with Rev. Rick Loy officiating. Graveside service 11:30 AM Tuesday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865 (577-2807). Online condolences may be made at
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2017
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