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Kenneth Canterbury

Lt. Col. Kenneth Edwin Canterbury, USAF retired, 47, of Elkview, passed away at home, Thursday, August 14, 2014, after a short illness.

He was retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service; and was a 1985 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School and also graduated from West Virginia University.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his father, Danny "Virge" Canterbury; grandfather, Rev. Walter Lee Canterbury; grandmother, Virginia Canterbury; grandfather, Nim Workman; grandmother, Sadie Dillion Workman; step-grandmother, Lucille Workman; uncle, David Canterbury.

Surviving are his mother, Bobbie "Cookie" Canterbury of Elkview; brother, Steven Canterbury and wife Karen of Elkview; children, Brogan Daniel and Aiden Valentine of Wis.; nephew, Thomas Canterbury of Elkview; niece, Emily Canterbury of Elkview; aunts, Ann Tomblin of Dingess, Joan Houser of Jacksonville, Fla., Lilly Blaylock of Sissonville, Donna Carter of Huntington, Diane Engor of Pauling, Ohio, Patsy Woody of South Carolina; uncles, Richard Workman of Dingess, Douglas Workman of Harts, James Workman of Columbus, Ohio, and Tommy Canterbury of Milton.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Petry officiating. Burial will be in the Canterbury Cemetery, Long Ridge with military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Air Force and the American Legion Post 61, Clendenin.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 18, at the funeral home.

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Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview is assisting the family.

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