Kenneth Carnwright, 70, well-known Canton resident, peacefully passed away on Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born October 22, 1948 in Sayre, PA, Ken was the son of the late Phillip and Zilpha (Kipp) Carnwright. He graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1966 and continued his education at the former Williamsport Area Community College earning an Associate’s degree in Heavy Equipment Operations. On July 12, 1970, Ken married the former Marcia Jenkins in Roseville, PA.
Kenny possessed a strong work ethic all his life and was a gifted heavy equipment operator. In 1972, he began his career in excavating, later establishing Carnwright’s Excavating Company. He saw to its operations for many years until his retirement when handing the family business down to his daughter and son-in- law.
Ken also had many hobbies and interests but sharing good times with friends and family, especially his grandchildren were always a favorite. Ken enjoyed studying genealogy, he collected and repaired farm tractors. He and Marcy traveled all over the U.S. visiting every state except Alaska and Hawaii; they camped extensively and kept a boat at Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen, NY. Kenny also was a excellent shot and woodchuck hunter. He was a member of Morris Run’s American Legion.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 48 years, Marcia “Marcy”; his daughter and son-in-law, Jen and Chris Hibbert of Canton; three grandchildren, Levi Cole, Logan Cole and Haley Hibbert, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, special life-long friends, Tom May of Canton and Cliff Cross of Mansfield. Ken was predeceased by a grandson, Wyatt Hibbert; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Helen Jenkins.
Pastor Dan Walker will officiate a memorial service in celebration of Ken’s life at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17. Friends are invited to call 11a.m. to 1p.m. prior to the service at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Annual Christmas Toy Drive of the Armenia Mountain Snowmobile Club, c/o K. Watkins, 1265 Watkins Hill Rd. Col X Rds, PA 16914. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.