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Ken Alley, Jr.

August 7, 1955 — July 2, 2022

 

Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Alley, Jr., 66, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at his home while being attended by Hospice and his loving wife and family members, after a long battle with lung disease.  Despite his illness, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend; always positive and smiling with only words of kindness for others.  His smile and humor will be missed by all.

He was born on August 7, 1955 at 11:45 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Memphis of Wayne Alley and Dorothy Walden Alley and was raised in Memphis.  The family moved to Dyersburg in July 1972 when he was a senior and graduated from Dyersburg High School in 1973.  After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he settled in Dyersburg.

He was a dedicated, loyal employee of Electric Motor Service for many years as an electrician and eventually manager.   Prior to that, he made many friends and met many people of Dyersburg and surrounding counties as owner/operator of Kwik Pick convenience store and car wash on the 51 By-Pass. He was a former employee at Colonial Rubber.

One of his main past times was watching the Memphis Tigers Basketball and Yankees Baseball; and his main hobby began in his youth was music and collecting vinyl LP’s and eventually cassette and CD’s.  He was a fan of 60’s music, rock and roll, especially the Beatles, John being his favorite.

He was a well-read person beginning in Jr. High school.  If you wanted to know something about the Three Stooges, Ken was your info person.

Ken is survived by his wife, Sarah Anne Anderson Alley; two daughters, Andrea T. (Don) Ramer of San Diego, CA, Abbey Alley of Dyersburg; two sons, Ian (Carlin) and Ben, both of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, McKenzie and Lindzey of Halls, George and Rory of Dyersburg; brother Mike Alley of Dyersburg; his parents, Wayne and Dorothy Alley; and Maggie Cherry Tate.

Ken was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Nicholas (Nick) Alley.

Ken was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Patrick Hirtz on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the church.  A Celebration of Life reception will follow.  All family and friends are invited.

The obituary was written in loving memory by his Momma.

The family requests memorials be directed to Autumn March for ALS, YMCA of Dyer County or Holy Angels Catholic Church building fund.

Cremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Alley family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.

 


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