Herbert King Kenney, 74, of Cape Coral, Florida died on March 10th, 2022. A true “Okie from Muskogee” he was born November, 6th 1947 to his parents Carl Frederick Kenney and Lillian King Kenney. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Diane Blinn Kenney, their 3 children and 4 grandchildren: Valerie German of Canton, Ohio, her husband Joe and daughter Lily; Brent Allen Kenney of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, his wife Steffanie and their son Easton; and Andrew Blinn Kenney of Norwell, Massachusetts, his wife Katie and their two children Miles and Macy; as well as his elder brother Leonard Allen Kenney and wife Mary of Palos Verdes Estates, California, and his younger sister Alice Ann Adair and husband Robin of Muskogee, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his parents and his older sister Carleen Kenney.
Graduating from Rice University in Houston with his BA in Political Science, he then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Order of the Coif. He was licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Texas. Working for 35+ years in corporate law in Oklahoma, Texas, and Pennsylvania, his career also took him to dozens of cities around the country working for the RTC and FDIC.
A loving and proud father, he was a history buff who loved sports ranging from golf to jogging, bowling, boating and shooting clays. One of his life-long passions was amateur radio. With his N5ND call-sign he regularly competed in ham radio contests. He was proud of contacting 100+ countries during DX contests and bouncing signals off of the moon. Throughout his life he was keenly interested in technology and passed this enthusiasm onto his children.
Herb will be remembered best as one of the world’s most voracious salsa connoisseurs, a rabid Oklahoma Sooners fan, the owner of the “biggest damn kite in the world,” a lover of good pho and tabbouleh, and being a very “proud Pop Pop.”
In recent years, his health gradually declined from Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. He spent his last months at The Windsor of Cape Coral. Our thanks go to Maddie, Zaida and his caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) or Hope Hospice of Ft. Myers, FL.