Services honoring and remembering the life of Kenneth Allen Vale will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the First Christian in Claremore. Kenneth passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. He was 61.
Born July 11, 1955 in Gary, Indiana, Kenneth was the son of Sheridan and Helen (Hughes) Vale. He grew up in the area graduating with the Merrillville High School Class of 1974. Kenneth loved to work on trucks and get his hands dirty from an early age. He regularly repaired the bus for First Baptist Church while growing up in Merrillville. He married the love of his life, Cindy “Ninny” there on April 16, 1976.
Kenneth loved to work on trucks, spending most of his career as a diesel mechanic. He loved working word search puzzles, coloring books accompanied by colored pencils, and putting together model cars. Kenneth was known to love bright colors which he wore regularly.
Surviving family members include his children: Elizabeth Vale and fiancé Philip Hoopingarner; and Christopher Vale and fiancé Acacia Conrad; his brothers: Dean, Mike, and Larry Vale; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.