Kenneth E. Atkinson, age 80, of North Canton, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 after a brief illness.
He was born May 5, 1941 in Cambridge, Ohio to Joseph C. and M. Marjorie (Flood) Atkinson.
A graduate of Canton McKinley High School, Ken retired after a lengthy career as a Carpenter. He was a member of Carpenter Local Union 69.
Ken and his late wife Carole were members of Grace United Methodist Church. They enjoyed the outdoors and traveling, especially to New England.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Ken and Carole were avid animal lovers and participated in agility training and shows with their dogs, Sammie and Summer for many years.
Ken and Carole loved watching their sons and grandsons play soccer.
Ken will be missed by his sons, Kolin (Teresa) Atkinson, and Justin (Tiffany) Atkinson; grandsons, Troy and Shane, and sister, Joy (Rick) Monostra.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Carole L. (Saunders), who passed away four days earlier, and his brother, Curt.
Ken and Carole will be laid to rest together in a private graveside service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, in Rittman, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stark County Humane Society, 5100 Peach St. Louisville, Ohio 44601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.