Captain Kenneth Edward Junkins, 85, of Clarksburg, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 in Bridgeport. He was born on July 22, 1937 in Mount Clare a son of the late William Woodrow Junkins and Katherine Elnora Martin Junkins.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Kelly Junkins who passed away in 1999.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Michael “Mick” Junkins and Kenneth Nicholas Junkins and his former daughter-in-law, Christina Burdette of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Shane, Hannah, Emily and Michael Junkins; and one great granddaughter, Lilah Junkins; brothers and sisters, Kay Ashcraft and her husband Rodney of Bristol, Carol Davis of Haleyville, AL, James “ Jimmy” Junkins and his wife Carmen of Plaven, Germany.
In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by his brothers, William “Billy” Junkins, Robert “Bobby” Junkins, Daniel “Danny” Junkins and two infant daughters, Judy and Elizabeth.
Kenneth attended a one room schoolhouse in West Virginia and then continued his education with an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp serving during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Captain. He did three tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Following his service, he was a construction supervisor for many housing developments. Kenneth was an avid reader and enjoyed playing strategy games.
Per his wishes, he will be cremated and graveside at West Virginia National Cemetery Monday, August 15, 2022 at 2:00pm.
Online condolences may be sent to www.affordablefuneralandcremationcenter.com. Affordable Funeral and Cremation Center in Nutter Fort is handling the Cremation and honored to serve the Junkins family.
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