Kenneth Wayne Bland, Sr., age 75, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.

Kenneth was born on February 2, 1943 in Poplar Bluff, MO to the late J.L. Slayton and Katherine Gibbs Bland. Kenneth lived and grew up in Detroit, MI and worked nineteen years for Proto Tool in Los Angeles, CA.  He was also a member of Science Hill United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendalyn Manning Bland, whom he married on March 31, 1962 in Glendale, CA; one son, Kenneth Bland, JR. of Somerset; one daughter, Belinda (and Kevin) Stephens of Somerset; one sister, Geraldine Webb of Placerville, CA; and three grandchildren, Gator Stephens, Cole Stephens and William Stephens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.L. and Katherine Bland.

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

A second visitation will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm at Science Hill United Methodist Church.

His funeral service will follow at 1:00pm with Bro. David Green and Bro. French Harmon officiating. Burial will be at Buncombe Church Cemetery in Science Hill with Bro. Ulanda Price officiating. Pallbearers will be Allen Crawford, Lyndon Woods, Les Calhoun, David Casada, David Cornett, Ryan Powers, Bill Vanover and Doug Denny.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Gideon Bible Memorial Fund.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Kenneth Bland, Sr.