Rev. Kenneth L. Bean, born Feb. 14, 1947, age 66, of Lake City, went to be home with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 2, at Tennova Hospice in Halls.
He was called to preach in 1985, pastored five churches, and had a radio broadcast at WYSH and open church at Clinton Towers for two years. Rev. Bean was a member and deacon at Pine Ridge Baptist Church for 13 years.
He worked for Y-12 in Oak Ridge for 44 years where he retired.
He was highly respected and known as an expert in rabbit hunting in which he had written many articles and short stories for “The Rabbit Hunting” magazine.
Rev. Bean was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Lawrence and Joyce Bean; sister and nephew, Barbara Sue and Doug Brewer; brother, Keith Bean; and son, Ken Bean, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Bean of Lake City; granddaughter, Trinity Bean of Lake City; daughter, Janet Enix and husband Denny, of Caryville; grandchildren, Alishia and Enrique Rosas of Jacksboro, Josh McCoy and fiancé Jamie Szczygiel (Rev. Bean’s caregivers), Savannah and Miguel Izquierdo of LaFollette; six great-grandchildren; stepmother, Dorothy Bean Ferrell; brother, Larry and wife Lisa Bean, of Clinton; sister, Sandy and husband Leonard Scarbro, of Clinton; and hunting companions, Mike Queener and Mike Wilson. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Rev. Bean’s family will receive his friends on Tuesday, June 4, from 6–8 p.m. with his celebration of life following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Pastor J.J. Patterson, Rev. Verlan Langford and Rev. Steve Seiber officiating.
His interment will be Wednesday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
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