Kenneth Warren Archibald ’37

Kenneth Warren Archibald ’37, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Sept. 28. He was born July 31, 1914, to Lysbeth and Cecil Archibald in Los Angeles, Calif.

He graduated from The Episcopal High School in Virginia and attended Davidson.

He traveled around the world settling in Los Angeles, Calif., where he worked for Lockheed during WWII.

He returned to Jacksonville to work with his step-father, Frank Huckins, at Huckins Yacht Corporation. He assumed Frank Huckins ownership in 1951, and continued until his retirement in 1980. He remained active in the business until his death.

In addition to his love of building boats, Kenneth had a huge passion for building furniture for many of his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ramona, in 2007.

He is survived by his children, Patricia Abbott (John Abbott); Field Davidson Boatwright (John Boatwright), 9650 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225-8230; Cindy Purcell (Dale Purcell); seven grandchildren, John Abbott, Jr. (Debbie), Kimball Brown (John), Rory Mazzola (Tony), Kelly Buckingham (Bill), Michael Davidson, Jr. (Daisy), Benham Purcell Howard, Field Purcell Copeland (Clyde); 10 great-grandchildren, Shane and Jack Abbott, Mandy Leon, Sarah Van Landingham, Heather Mazzola, Catherine and Christopher Buckingham, Michael Davidson III, Gunnar and Elinor Davidson; and two great-great-grandchildren, Andrew and Isabel Leon.