Kenneth Prow

Obituary of Kenneth E. Prow

Bedford – Kenneth E. Prow, 87, passed away October 12, 2021, at White River Lodge. Survivors include: three sisters, Mary Elkins of Bedford, Phyllis Kinder of Bedford and Vicky Woody and husband Jon of Bedford, a nephew, Jerry Prow a niece, Sherry Prow, a sister-in-law, Tammy Grigg and husband Dr. David. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwight W. and Virginia Beatrice Prow, his wife, Barbara (Stewart) Prow and a brother, Dwight F. Prow. Ken began his early career working at a family-owned restaurant downtown Bedford, “Javy’s Sandwich Shop”; where he learned to cook and manage business. He later became a successful car salesman helping people and making many friends along the way. He then pursued the banking industry and worked at Stone City Bank where he retired as a V.P. after 25 years, helping many get a start in life when no one else believed in them. He loved lifting people up when down and out and they would remind him of their gratitude for years to come. He had a catering business and was a wonderful chef specializing in barbeque ribs considered the best east of the Mississippi!! He loved surprising his family and friends with a funny cake, a delicious pie or his famous ribs. Ken was blessed with a wonderful personality and sense of humor and had a joke for everyone (although sometimes inappropriate!) His final home was White River Lodge with his wife of 60 years Barbara, where they received wonderful care and attention. Ken loved it there and had pet names for all the staff and loved hanging out at the nurse’s station singing them a song or two or telling them a funny story. They loved him dearly and let his family know. He loved people and loved helping them feel very special. He truly had a very big heart for others. The family would welcome comments or stories at the website: for Kenneth E. Prow. Due to Ken’s wishes, there will be a private burial at Williams Cemetery. Any memorial contributions could be made to White River Lodge or White River Humane Society.
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