Kenneth W. Wilson, Jr.

Kenneth W. Wilson, Jr., 68, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at Amos Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas on Monday, July 30, 2012. The Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by the Celebration at 7:00 pm.

Ken was born in Concordia, Kansas December 15, 1943. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North in 1962. He started a career with Safeway Stores as a teenager. He served in the National Guard in Kansas City and Colorado Springs, CO. After the service he returned to work at Safeway until they left the area. He then worked for Circle K. The last few years he loved his hobby of collecting miniature trains and creating a miniature city.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents Fern and Ken Wilson, Sr, and grandson Ashton Forrester.

Survivors include his daughter, Kimberlee McCannon, son Kenneth Wilson III (and Danielle), sister Carol Brooks, granddaughters Briana Forrester, Payge McCannon, Kaitlyn Wilson, Grandson Dalton Wilson, and his girlfriend, Linda McKenzie.

Ken’s family and friends will miss his many stories and his memories of the good old days.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice.


  1. Deena Grady on July 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Carol, I was so sad to hear of Kenny’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love, Deena

  2. Bill Skinner on July 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Kenny had a way of making you feel good. His kind heart and spirit was contagious. Whether he was giving me a hard time about my Cowboys or just curious about what was going on on my life… He genuinely cared.

    Thanks Kenny! God bless you my friend!

  3. Karin and Harold Sargent on July 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    We have known Kenny a long time. Harold drove Kenny to a lot of meetings and they were able to share some interesting stories between each other, becoming good friends. Kenny was always so nice to me, always asked how I was doing. He was very caring and had a big heart. He will be missed so much.

  4. Remi Khu on July 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Words of encouragement, friendly gestures, an offer of a cigarette, all these and many more are my fond memories
    of Kenny — a man who gave of himself.

    You will be missed in the fellowship of the spirit!!

    Well done Kenny!

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