Kenneth Warren Hough

1932 - 2019

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Kenneth W. Hough, Jr. "Huffy", age 87, formerly of Arcadia and Lander, Wyoming, passed away at The Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos, Ohio on Monday, September 2, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1932 in Findlay to the late Kenneth Warren Hough Sr. and Donna Roxanne (Wiler) Hough. On November 6, 1955, he married the love of his life, Carolyn “Kay” Haley and she survives. Kenny is also survived by his children: Fred (Roberta Anspach) Hough of Findlay, Dixie (Hough) Boss-Hummel (Tim Hummel) of Ada, OH, and Marty Hough of Findlay; grandchildren: Mike Hough (Mindy), Joe Hough (Tanya), Andrea Wyant, Patti Miller (John), Kaylynn Carpenter (Ross), Jeremiah Boss-Hummel (Chelsey), Carson Hummel, Sara Longberry, Breanna Hough, Taylor Diller (Greg) and Audrey Hummel; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Nancy Carol (Robert) Nill. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Marie Hough; brother, Donald Clyde Hough; and sister, Kay Elaine Kniffin. Kenny was a 1951 graduate of Findlay High School and went on to proudly serve 4 years in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired, having worked at RCA and Whirlpool. Kenny was an accomplished guitar player. While living in Lander, he was one of the charter members of the Table Mountain Boys with Brad Iiams, Dick Christman, and Les Lindwurn. Some of his best memories involved playing at the El Toro or in the back yard of Ruth & Bill Schneider's home on Lyons Valley. He was the original lead guitar player for the local East of Cheyenne Band. He had played at the Grand Ole Opry with stars like Loretta Lynn, Grandpa Jones, Billy Walker, Minnie Pearl, and the list goes on. He was known as a "straight shooter" who also stressed the importance of humility. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, September 6 at the funeral home, with Pastor Gregg Fox officiating. Interment will follow at Bechtel Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Memorials may be given to Van Wert County Hospice. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, September 5th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, September 6th 2019 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Bechtel Cemetery [Map]
    Township Road 229
    Van Buren, Ohio 45889

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To : Family of Kenny
Date :Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
From : Mitzi Courtney Carnicom
Sending condolences to the Hough family. As a former neighbor, (Mona Lame) and co-worker (RCA) may God be with you and give you peace and comfort during your time of loss.

To : Dixie Boss- Hummel and families
Date :Wednesday, September 4th 2019
From : Deb Core
Dixie and families -- my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers this week as you celebrate his life and legacy. God's blessings on you all -- prayers, hugs and love.

To : Family Of Hough
Date :Wednesday, September 4th 2019
From : Jeff and Suzy Kerekes
Our love and prayers are with the family in your time of loss. We so loved our time watching Kenny play his guitar. Sending our love and strength to the family, and blessings to make it through this very sad time. Our hearts are with you.

To : Kenny Hough
Date :Wednesday, September 4th 2019
From : david Thornhill
Will miss my good and long time Pickin' buddy Kenny. RIP my friend.

To : Kenny Kay and Family
Date :Wednesday, September 4th 2019
From : Barry Cole

You will be missed my friend, we always enjoyed your company every morning at the shop, drinking coffee, talking about every subject known to man, calling each other names and laughing at each other. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass when you enter heaven!!


To : Kay Fred Dixie and Marty
Date :Thursday, September 5th 2019
From : Cheryl Haley
Kenny was my brother-in-law, but he was so much more to me. When I first met him I was scared of him. He was big, he was loud, he had lots of opinions that he defended boisterously, but as I got to know him I could see he really was kind and gentle. He was full of practical wisdom. He had a great sense of humor and could be playful and silly. He had a big booming laugh and a sparkle in his eye. He had integrity and a great strength of character you knew you could count on. Robin lost his father when we were still pretty young and in the absence of my father-in-law I began to look to Kenny as the mentor that young people need as they raise their families and start to truly mature. Kenny filled those shoes, he taught us a great deal and we value those lessons. Kenny was my brother, my friend, my father figure. We love him and will miss him sorely.

To : Dixie Boss- Hummel and families
Date :Thursday, September 5th 2019
From : Dr Todd Leslie
It is with sadness that I hear of the passing of such a gentle giant, but I am also happy that he is in a better place "pickin and a grinnin". Some patients make a lasting impression and "Huffy" really did that and more. I will always remember the twinkle in his eye and that "boats are on ships". Thank you for your service to our country and I wish the family well.

To : Kenny Kay Family
Date :Friday, September 6th 2019
From : Gary Shirk
I will sadly miss my friend, and musician buddy...R.I.P.

Date :Friday, September 6th 2019

To : Dixie and Tim
Date :Sunday, September 8th 2019
From : Bryan and Susie Stennett and family
So sorry to hear about your dad, Dixie. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love.

To : Kay Dixie Fred and Marty
Date :Monday, September 23rd 2019
From : Marge Rich
We sure had wonderful times together when Kenny lived in Lander. We laughed a lot, watched all the kids growing up, and danced a lot listening to our good friend playing in the band at El Toro. And those Christmas tree hunting excursions up South Pass and toboganning on the hill behind your house are etched in our minds forever. Oh what good times we had! We know you’re going to miss him horribly. Our deepest sympathies.

To : Kay Dixie Fred Marty
Date :Tuesday, September 24th 2019
From : Don and Jeanette Weeks
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of his time in Lander. From the back yard barbecues, to the listening and dancing to his music at El Toro, and those camping trips, we laughed so much. We will miss him terribly.