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Kenneth Allen Warfield

Kenneth Allen Warfield, affectionately known as Ken to his friends and family, passed away on June 12, 2024, at the age of 84 in Corbin, Kentucky. Born to Ernest and Sallie Warfield on February 22, 1940, in Artemus, Kentucky, Kenneth was a beacon of love and positivity throughout his life, touching the lives of many with his kindness and passion.
Ken’s legacy of love continues through his beloved wife of 43 years, Golden Warfield; his children, Donald A. Warfield, Robert A. Warfield, Mark D. Warfield, Deborah (John) Olson, and Theresa Sebastian; his cherished eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Phyllis Wilder and Delores (Malcom) Marlowe.
Ken dedicated his life to serving others, a commitment evident through his distinguished career as a firefighter. He proudly served the City of Wayne, where he eventually rose to the rank of Fire Chief before retiring. His dedication to public service did not end there, as he further served his community through two terms (1991-1999) as the Mayor of the City of Wayne. His tireless efforts to improve and protect the city he loved were an inspiration to all who knew him.
Beyond his professional achievements, Ken was known for his unwavering love for his family and his desire to make a positive impact on those around him. He was a man who lived his values, and his actions were a testament to his loving, caring, and positive nature. His passion for bettering the City of Wayne was matched only by the passion he had for his family.
Ken’s interests all shared a common theme: the betterment of his community and the nurturing of the relationships within it. Described by those who knew him as loving and kind, he approached life with a fervor that was both rare and admirable. His passion was infectious, and he left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to have crossed his path.
As we mourn the loss of Kenneth Allen Warfield, we also celebrate a life extraordinarily well-lived. His spirit of generosity, leadership, and compassion will continue to guide and inspire us. Kenneth’s memory will live on not only in the impactful work he did for the City of Wayne but also in the love and wisdom he imparted to his family.
Ken’s life story is one of dedication and love-a true testament to the remarkable person he was. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who were touched by his enduring legacy.
As we bid farewell to Kenneth, we reflect on the profound impact he had on each of our lives. His memory will be cherished and kept alive through the countless stories of his kindness, his unwavering commitment to his community, and the love he shared with all of us. Rest in peace, Kenneth, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Your light will continue to shine in our hearts forever. Family is requesting donations in Kenneth’s name to the First Congregational Church of Wayne.

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