Kenneth Wayne Poore, of Richmond, Va., died on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at home. Ken was born in Norfolk, Va. on June 19, 1939.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard E. and Margaret B. Poore, sisters, Joyce P. Smith and Doris P. Parrish. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ann Hutchison Poore; sons Anthony Kirk Poore (wife, Lisa Magrill), Jonathan Blake Poore (wife, Alexandria Germanis), and Ross Jennings Poore; his grandchildren Zachary Davis, Taylor Kaye, Aida Margaret, Patrick Blake, and Jacob Stuart, and Mia Isabel Poore, and their mother, Christina Poore; brother, Millard B. Poore (wife, Carolyn), brother-in-law, Edgar Smith, sisters-in-law, Shirley L. Morrow, Bettie Horcher, Eleanor H. Hornberger and Bonnie Hutchison Fleming; brother-in-law, Richard L. Hutchison (wife, Anita); and, countless nieces, nephews, and friends. Ken graduated from John Marshall High School and through the Corps of Cadets, developed life-long friendships.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He worked for Harland Bartholomew & Associates; founded K.W. Poore & Associates, Inc., Urban Planning, and was in business 30 years doing what he loved throughout Virginia and surrounding areas. Ken was an accomplished artist and won numerous awards at various art shows. He was a member of Derbyshire Baptist Church for 41 years and most recently, New Community Baptist Church. His many loves were spending time with his family at Virginia Beach, golf with his friends, and Virginia Tech sports.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 9, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294 with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or a charity of your choice.