OBITUARY: Kenneth Eugene Harrington


Mr. Kenneth Eugene Harrington, age 76 of Dickson, TN passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Kenneth was born on December 25, 1947, in Columbia, TN. He was a son of the late Robert Sewell Harrington and the late Lettie Jeanette Grissom Harrington.

He graduated from Dickson High School. On August 1, 1965, he joined in marriage with Evelyn Annette Orgain, and began a journey that lasted nearly 59 years.

Underneath the rugged, strong and stoic exterior, Kenneth had such a kind and generous heart. He was so mechanically gifted that he could diagnose mechanical problems and instruct the repair process over the phone. He would help anyone but expected them to pay attention and learn.

He was a farmer and iron worker but his passion was fixing things. His tractor brand was Farmall and he got so much joy and satisfaction out of restoring antique tractors, especially Farmalls. He was a man who believed common sense was the most important tool in the box. He never saw impossibility in any project and believed in working smarter not harder.

He was not apt to display affection, but if you were family or friend, there was no doubt he loved you and cared deeply. To his wife, he was Kenneth. To his children, he was Pa. To his grandchildren, he was PawPaw. Kenneth made lasting impressions that will be remembered and cherished for years to come.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Harrington.

Mr. Harrington is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Annette Harrington; his 5 children, Sonya Brogdon (David), Donna Ruf (Kyle), Cindy Stone (Mitchell), David Harrington, and Robert Harrington (Amanda); sister, Gail Scott; brother, Bill Harrington (Pam); sister-in-law, Brenda Harrington; 11 grandchildren, Emily (Cam), Andrew (Kiana), Jacob (Ashley), Ryan (Becca), Clay, Bradley, Austin (Tiffany), Montana, Caden, Lucas, Megan (Josh) and Mason. Also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Asher, Beau, Laurel, Hunter, Fisher and one on the way; as well as his dogs, Woofy and Lena.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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