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Kenneth Spoon

Kenneth Edward Spoon

Saturday, May 9th, 1942 - Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
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On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Kenneth Edward Spoon, age 79 of Damascus, MD died peacefully at Casey House Hospice of Rockville, MD. Born on May 9. 1942 in Knoxville, TN to Willard and Dorothy (nee Monday) Spoon. Having completed his education, he was a long time employee of the Knoxville News Sentinel. He was also one of the original owner/operators of Academy Ballroom Knoxville. Devoted husband of Betsy Anne Riley. He is also survived by his sister Lorene Goodlin (Joe), two nieces, his children Jeff Spoon (Kristy), Michael Spoon, and Deborah Jeffries. He will be missed by his four grandchildren and his four great-grandchildren (with a 5th on the way). Services and interment at Lynch-Bethel Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.
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Betsy Riley

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Kenneth Edward Spoon 5/9/42-5/12/2021 Kenneth Edward Spoon, age 79 of Damascus Maryland, passed away May 12, 2021 at Casey House Hospice in Maryland, following a series of brain hemorrhages. Private viewing was held 5/15 at Thibadeau Mortuary in Gaithersburg. Graveside service will be conducted in Tennessee, with burial in Lynch Bethel Cemetery on Thursday May 20, with arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home of Knoxville. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Spoon and Dorothy Monday Spoon. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Anne Riley; his sister Lorene Goodlin (Joe), his 3 children: Jeff Spoon (Kristy), Mike Spoon, and Deborah Jeffries. He had 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 nieces. Born in Knoxville, Ken Spoon retired after decades with the News-Sentinel advertising production department. He was active for years in the Karns Lions Club. He also worked for a private investigation agency, with proficiency in background checks and electronic surveillance. In addition of his experience in print ad composition/makeup, he was expert in digital media (CD and DVD production). He was co-founder/owner of Academy Ballroom Knoxville. Ken enjoyed golfing and hiking and had a black belt in karate (Korean style). He moved to Maryland in 2010 when his wife, Betsy, retired from ORNL to take a job at DOE.
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