Kenneth “Stretch” Tufts, of Orange City, Fla., formerly of Ashland, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, following a short battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Janice Tufts, of Orange City; his parents, Inez Pemberton and Gaylord “Smokey” Tufts; and his stepfather, Robert “Gus” Pemberton.
He is survived by a son, Kenny Lee Tufts; a daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Todd Stone; two grandsons, Quentin and Brennen Stone, all of DeBary; a brother, Robert Pemberton and sister-in-law Bobbie Pemberton of Ashland; a sister-in-law, Janet McLaughlin of Flatwoods; three nephews, Brian Pemberton of Ashland, Bennie Dickison of Ashland and Collin McLaughlin of Flatwoods; and three nieces, Terrie Meek and Sandy Hanshaw, both of Ashland, and Sherrie McLaughlin of Flatwoods.
Ken was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will miss you every day, but praise God that you are healed and in the presence of Jesus.
John 14:1-3 :Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
“So I’ll cherish the old rugged Cross, till my trophies at last I lay down. I will cling to the old rugged Cross, and exchange it some day for a crown.”
The family plans a private service with no visitation.
Condolences may be sent to his family at firstname.lastname@example.org.