July 08 1955 February 29 2020
Kenneth “Kenn”‘s Obituary On Saturday February 29, 2020 Kenneth Russell “Kenn” Alcorn, devoted husband, father, and grandpa, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 64. Kenn was born on July 8, 1955 in San Diego, CA to Kenneth and Betty Alcorn, the second of five children. He grew up in Tulsa and attended Tulsa public schools through 10th grade when his family moved to Cushing, OK. There he met his future wife Mary Elizabeth “Beth” McDermett, and applied for early enlistment with the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from Cushing High School in 1973 and shortly thereafter shipped off to boot camp. Kenn and Beth married on December 22, 1973. They had four children: Ian, John, Amber, and Kendra. Kenn served for four years with the USMC, stationed on the USS Hunley. There he received the honor of Expert Marksman. He then served three years with the United States Army and followed that with a thirteen year service to the Oklahoma National Guard. While in the Guard, he was a member of the 1988 Governor’s Twenty pistol team, an award conferred on the top twenty shooters in the state. He retired from the military in the year 2000 as Master Sargent after 27 years of service. In 1980, he attended Paris Texas Junior College Institute of Jewelry Technology where he learned jewelry repair and design. In 1981, he began working with his father-in-law Lawrence Edward “Mac” McDermett at Mac’s Time Shop in downtown Cushing, designing jewelry and providing repairs. Kenn was a member of the First Christian Church, a Past Master of Cushing Masonic Lodge No. 111, and was a 33rd degree KCCH in the Scottish Rite Valley of Guthrie. Kenn was known by his quick wit and sense of humor. He very much liked to laugh and tell stories and jokes, and thoroughly enjoyed a good tall tale. He was an antiques collector, particularly military antiques and was a go-to resource to identify all manner of past material culture. Kenn taught himself gunsmithing and could customize and manufacture his own parts. He was interested in history, liked the outdoors, and was always ready to debate. He truly loved to spend time with his family. One of his most enduring qualities was his loyalty to his friends and family. Kenn was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Leon Alcorn and his brother Kevin Michael Alcorn. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beth Alcorn, his mother Betty Lou Raburn, his children: Ian & Terri Alcorn, John & Meredith Alcorn, Amber & Curtis Meloy, Kendra & Kevin Eddy, grandchildren: Lucas Alcorn, Claudia Alcorn, Carter Meloy, Hudson Meloy, his brother Steven and Jera Alcorn, sisters Donna & Bruce Gainey, Joni & David Clear, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing, OK. Visitation will be held at Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. at Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing, Ok. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kenneth Kenn Russell Alcorn July 08 1955 February 29 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Cushing, state: Oklahoma