Kenneth L. Pulliam

Kenneth L. Pulliam, age 88, passed away unexpectedly on August 10, 2022.

Born on September 17, 1933 in Copen, W.Va. to the late Matthew and Nellie (Nicholson) Pulliam, Ken was a resident of Green for the past two years, previously of Clinton for 44 years. A veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army, he retired from the Babcock and Wilcox Company in Barberton after 41 years of service.

Ken will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He was a proud West Virginian who valued family above all else. He made many friends over the years, both in his working career at Babcock and Wilcox, and in the neighborhoods in which he lived. He loved bluegrass music with a passion and attended many concerts over the years with his beloved wife Betty. He was a tireless worker and was always there to lend a helping hand to his kids and to anyone else who was fortunate enough to know him. He was a terrific storyteller, and often recounted stories from growing up in small –town West Virginia; the many jobs he held at B&W over the years; and the many long-distance driving trips he made to every corner of the country. He loved anything to do with NASA and flight in general and regretted not fulfilling his dream of obtaining a pilot’s license. We can all rest assured now that Ken finally got his wings – from the Good Lord above.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Anita Bennett and brother-in-law, Robert Graff. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty J.; son, Ronald (Valerie) Pulliam of Uniontown; daughter, Rhonda (Harold) Pyles of Philippi, W.Va.; five grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Caroline Graff of Youngstown; brother, Jimmy (Nancy) Pulliam of Salem, Va.; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Zak-Thacker and Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, Ohio, 44230 with Pastor Rod Grabski, officiating. Burial with military honors will immediately follow the service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Calling hours will be one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Village of St. Edward at Green, 3813 Fortuna Dr., Akron, Ohio, 44312. Online obituary and guest registry are available at


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