Kenneth R. Null, Sr., 79, of London, died peacefully and ascended to heaven on July 15, 2021, to once again join his beloved wife, Betty, to dance the Texas Two-Step. Born October 8, 1941, at home in Kellys Creek, WV, to Marvin and Sarah (Pugh) Null. Ken “Red” Null grew up on his family’s small farm alongside his five brothers and sister.
In the early 1960s, Ken and his young bride, Betty, relocated to London and worked with the Burks family at C&E Construction Co., for 10 years until joining Ohio Edison. Ken’s love of adventure and fearlessness made him “the best damn OE tree trimmer” and was highlighted in many family stories.
During the 1970s, Ken transferred to the Ohio Edison London Line Department. He spent many years as a lineman and “trouble man” responding to emergency calls before retiring in 1999.
Ken was a man of immense passion at work and play. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, cooking, and his little buddy, Zoe, the dog. Whom he often proclaimed was smart enough to run for the Mayor of London.
Ken’s humor, orneriness, and hardworking personality will be greatly missed by friends and family. However, we take great solace knowing Ken is rejoicing with Jesus and his beloved Betty.
Survivors include his children and grandchildren Ken Null, Jr. (sp. Tiffany, Trevor, Kinsey) and Lisa Wijnands (sp. Marco, Michael, Alex) all of Mt. Sterling; brothers William “Poochie” Null and Dennis Lee Null (Susanne), sister Linda Jones (Ron), sister-in-law Rosalee Null all of Kellys Creek, WV; nieces and nephews Joyce Null, Eric, Wyatt, Garreth and Chris Null, Therese Elena Kwon-Marroquin, Phillip and Sarah Null; special friends and family Carolyn Davis-Queen, The Burks Family, The Bailey Family, Ken’s amazing care team: Rachel RN, Gail, Sherry, Brittany, Anna and Tabitha.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty (Davis) Null, parents Marvin and Sarah (Pugh) Null, brothers Lou Null, Sebert Null, Keith “Punkie” Null and nephew Alan Null.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday, July 19, 2021, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, Ohio with Pastor James Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until time of services.
Memorials in Ken’s name may be made to Lifecare Alliance, c/o Madison Health, 210 N. Main Street, London, OH 43140.
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