Kenneth Larry Pless, Sr. ’60

Kenneth Larry Pless, Sr. '60Kenneth Larry Pless Sr., (age 78) of Annandale, peacefully made his transition to be with the Lord on Saturday May 30, 2015, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s.

He spent his final weeks being cared for by angels on earth at “Betty’s Place.”

Born in Salisbury, N.C., to the late Sherman Taft Pless and Lola Williams Pless, he is survived by his former wife, Phyllis Anne Yarborough, and their children who he dearly loved: Kenny Pless, Kibby (Carey) Newborn and Kari (Steve) Moran; was proud Papa to Mason, Blaine, Conor, Ace and Laney Belle.

He is also survived by so many other dear friends and relatives who he adored.

He graduated from A.L. Brown High school in Kannapolis, N.C., where he was student body president.

He earned his Bachelor’s from Davidson College; Master’s in Forensic Science from George Washington University; served in the Army; and retired from the FBI after 22 years.

He will always be remembered as a man with a strong commitment to Christ, who loved deeply, had a giving spirit, a desire to help others, words of wisdom, and an ear to always listen.

And, of course, he was the biggest fan of BBQ, foot long hot dogs and banana pudding, especially from “Gary’s” in China Grove, N.C.

Arrangements: Family and friends are invited to his graveside service on July 2 at 1 p.m. at Carolina Memorial Park, 601 Mt. Olivet Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Published in Salisbury Post on June 6, 2015