Kenneth L. "Pete" Partlow, 95, of the south side of Ekin, went to be with Jesus on April 9, 2020.
Born May 24, 1924 in Tipton County, Indiana he was the son of the late Vern F. and Opal Gladis (Henderson) Partlow.
He was a 1943 graduate of Sheridan High School.
After graduation, he proudly served his country during WW II as a soldier with the United States Army. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 11, 1946.
While growing up, he helped on the family farm, and in between his chores and responsibilities found time to play high school basketball for the Blackhawks. After returning from the service he entered the workforce and spent many of those working years with Chrysler.
On June 7, 1950, he married the love of his life, Wilma J. "Chick" (Chappell) Partlow. They were two peas in a pod who loved each other very much. Mr. and Mrs. Partlow were a joy to be around, and laughter filled the room whenever they visited with friends. Many mistakenly believed that Mr. Partlow was the Deputy Mayor of Ekin, when in fact he was the Sheriff. This was a position he held because of his close association to the “Mayor” of Ekin – his wife, Chick. They loved being around people, and in turn, people loved being around them.
Mr. Partlow had many hobbies and especially enjoyed hunting and pitching horseshoes, but traveling around the country with their son Jeff is what the couple enjoyed the most.
Survivors include son Jeff Partlow of Ekin; granddaughter Jessica Cooper; great-grandsons Isaiah and Mikey Cooper; and sisters Rebecca Dell and Barbara (Lester) Savage, both of Sheridan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Charles Partlow; sister Marjorie Law; brother-in-law Donel R. Law; and brother-in-law, Charles Dell.
Through the recommendation of our public health officials with regards to public health and safety, private family services will be held at this time.
Mr. and Mrs. Partlow will be laid to rest at Boxley Cemetery located in Boxley, Indiana.