Kenneth Loren Bays, 84, of Bloomfield, passed away 6 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2010 at his residence.
Born April 14, 1926 in Solsberry, he was the son of Dennie Alvin and Ocia R. (Crowe) Bays.
He retired as an operating engineer in the construction business. He was a member of Bloomfield American Legion Post 196 and the Solsberry Masonic Lodge #411.
Surviving relatives include: one son, Michael Bays of Bloomington; one daughter, Sue Bays of Martinsville; four grandchildren, Nicole Wade, Bryan Bays, Mark Bays and Brett Bays; seven great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dennie C. Bays, two sisters, Nova Baird and Nona Minnick.
Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Sylvania Wesleyan Church with Pastor David Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Sylvania Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sylvania Wesleyan Church. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Solsberry Masonic Lodge will have a memorial service Wednesday at the Church. Bloomfield American Legion will provide military honors.
The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Sylvania Cemetery in care of Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.