Kenneth Westmoreland (July 07, 1948 - October 30, 2023)

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Kenneth Westmoreland
  • July 07, 1948
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  • October 30, 2023

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Kenneth “Ken” Westmoreland, Sr., died on October 30, 2023, in The Villages, Florida. He was 75.

Ken was born on July 7, 1948, in Arlington, Virginia, to his parents, P. H. and Maxine Westmoreland. He joined the United States Air Force in June 1969 and retired as a Master Sergeant in January 1990. During his time in service, Ken was stationed at Clark AFB in The Philippines, Osan AFB in Korea, NATO Base Naples in Italy, Holloman AFB in New Mexico, and Langley AFB in Virginia. He also received numerous meritorious service medals throughout his career.

Ken was often referred to in conversation as “the best golfer I know”, affirmed by his winning the USAF Golf Championship in 1980 and the Inter-Service Golf Championship in 1984. He was fortunate to turn his passion into a career as co-owner of Peninsula Golf Center, in Hampton, Virginia, for 22 years. There, he built immeasurable friendships and taught thousands of lessons as a PGA Professional.

Ken was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was a devoted Christian who loved his family and the game of golf. He enjoyed anything related to cars, especially Corvettes, and excelled at recreational sports such as billiards, table tennis and bowling. He will be remembered for his generous heart, great sense of humor, and impeccable style.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patty Westmoreland; daughter Tracy Westmoreland and husband Rob Jordan, of Yorktown, Virginia; son Casey Westmoreland and wife Heather, of Seaford, Virginia; granddaughters Amanda Spurio (John) and Carley Westmoreland; brothers Larry (Wanda), Tim (Lorraine), and Mark (Kelly) Westmoreland; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Bonnie Thorpe.

A memorial will take place at New Life Christian Church in Wildwood, Florida, on Friday, November 3rd at 4:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. Fellowship, immediately following the service, to be hosted at Evans Prairie Country Club.

A hometown visitation will occur at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, Virginia, on Wednesday, November 15th, starting at 4:00 p.m. Memorial will begin at 5:30 p.m., and fellowship will be hosted at the residence of Casey and Heather Westmoreland immediately following services.

Ken will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery on Thursday, November 16th. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association.


Service

Location:
New Life Christian Church
4701 E County Rd 462, Wildwood, FL 34785
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Date & Time:
November 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM


Cemetery:
Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172
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Visitation

Times:
November 3, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Location:
New Life Christian Church
4701 E County Rd 462, Wildwood, FL 34785
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Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
National Kidney Foundation, American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association

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  1. The Husted’s lit a candle:
    15 Nov 2023
    Lit since November 15, 2023 at 11:04:36 AM

  2. Jim Greider says:
    13 Nov 2023
    I met Ken while playing on the Tactical Air Command Golf team during a match against the Royal Air Force at MacDill AFB in 1979. For the next eight years we were team members during this competition. We also played golf together when Ken was stationed in Italy and New Mexico. He was a great golfer and very modest concerning his ability. I got to meet Patty and the kids during my visits. Such a wonderful family Ken was leading. I’m so sorry for his passing, but the best news is we Christians will be back together, enjoying Eternal Life and a great reunion. We all just need to wait patiently, as this reunion gets one day closer with each passing day. God bless Ken and his family.

  3. Caroline Coleson Pittman says:
    05 Nov 2023
    Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please extend my condolences to your family. Praying for peace and comfort as you journey through this process-Caroline Pittman

  4. Joan Shelton posted an image:
    05 Nov 2023
    Kenny with Uncle Elbert
    Kenny with Uncle Elbert

  5. Briana lit a candle:
    03 Nov 2023
    Lit since November 3, 2023 at 11:33:57 PM

  6. David Oboyski Sr says:
    02 Nov 2023
    My brother in Christ was a very special man...a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and, especially, a follower of Jesus Christ. He and Patty's good friends, Dick & Pat, led him to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ several years ago. Patty shared that he became a changed person. I was blessed to be at his Baptism and when he came out of the baptismal font, I went to him, embraced him, and welcomed him to the family of Christ having fulfilled all righteousness. I will miss Ken immeasurably and know that he is now with our Savior in heaven.

  7. Chuck Hanlon says:
    01 Nov 2023
    Ken was a great friend and sports partner. We first met in 1980 at Holloman AFB NM where we played golf, softball and bowled. We stayed in touch over the next 15 yrs (AF took us in separate directions) and met up again in Virginia. He and Patty took care of me while I was house hunting and starting my post AF Career. We were a team in several pool leagues, bowled and played a lot of golf. Couldn't beat him (never dumb enough to try) Best golfer I ever played with, taught me a lot. Will definitely be missed. Love you Patty.......Chuck and Joella Hanlon

  8. David & Pam Rye says:
    01 Nov 2023
    We had many good times together throughout Our Air Force Career. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

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