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Kenneth Dykes "Ken" Hightower
Birth: Jul. 23, 1926
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 2009
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

HIGHTOWER Kenneth Dykes, husband of Doris Garrison Hightower and father of Scott Alan Hightower (Wilmore), Cynthia (David) Wiseman (Lexington), Edwin Carl (Susan) Hightower (Orlando, FL), & Paul Logan Hightower (Lexington), went home to be with his Lord on June 24, 2009 at Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY. Ken was born on July 23, 1926 in Ft. Worth, TX, being the second son of Eva Dee Dykes and Edwin Connery Hightower. He is predeceased by both parents and his brother, Edwin Connery Hightower, Jr. and sister-in-law, Lois Hightower. In addition to his spouse and children, he is survived by 10 grandchildren, Michael, Valerie, Alan, April, Laurel, Jennifer, Rachel, Becky, Steve, and Matt; 5 great grandchildren, 2 nephews and 1 niece. After serving 2 years in the US Navy, Ken was honorably discharged on Aug 13, 1946. In June 1950 he completed his education at Texas A&M University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a commission in the US Army Reserves. He then began his 40 years of employment with the Square D Company, which first included training experience in Detroit, MI and Milwaukee, WI. His work years included positions in Jacksonville, FL, Birmingham, AL, Ft. Worth, TX, Shreveport, LA, New Orleans, LA, Los Angeles, CA and Lexington, KY where he retired in 1990. In 1976 he fulfilled a life long dream by earning his private pilots license and purchased a Cessna 150 airplane. Ken and Doris enjoyed years of flying around the country in the Cessna and various other small airplanes. Visitation Milward- Southland on Sun, June 28, 4-6pm. Service of remembrance Mon, June 29th, 1pm at Milward Southland, Rev. Colette Hensley officiating. Private interment at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Dr., Lexington, KY 40503. (Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on 6/27/2009)

My father. Although we miss him terribly, Daddy had been ill for a long time. He lived a full life, achieving most if not all of his life dreams. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edwin Connery Hightower (1902 - 1956)
  Eva Dee Dykes Hightower (1902 - 1975)
 
 Sibling:
  Edwin Connery Hightower (1923 - 1987)*
  Kenneth Dykes Hightower (1926 - 2009)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Beloved Husband Father Grandfather Great Grandfather
 
Burial:
Camp Nelson National Cemetery
Nicholasville
Jessamine County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section V, Grave #88
 
Created by: Cyndi Wiseman
Record added: Apr 25, 2009
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- C♥M♥
 Added: May. 9, 2014
Thinking of you on your Birthday
- Gail Hightower
 Added: Jul. 23, 2012
You were my favorite Uncle. Here's a Yellow Rose of Texas for you from one Texan to another. We'll miss you and your stories and sense of humor. Rest in Peace. With Love...
- Gail Hightower
 Added: Aug. 30, 2009
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