Kenneth Clinton DePriest


Kenneth Clinton DePriest, age 83, died Thursday, December 24, 2020, after complications from pneumonia and cancer.  He was born April 16, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Oran Roy DePriest and Rebecca Dollie Irene Pewitt.  He was a beloved veteran of the Navy and Air Force who loved telling stories, reading westerns and driving.  Ken was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bill, sister Betty, grandson Jason Michael, and loving wife, Mary.  He is survived by his sister Cheryll and husband, Stephen Shull of Jasper, Missouri; son Michael DePriest and wife, Barbara Weatherley DePriest of Hazen, Arkansas; daughter Michele and husband, Jim Gass of San Tan Valley, Arizona; daughter Melissa and husband, Ray Siegel of Tigard, Oregon; and all of their family members, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren as well as Ken’s adopted and foster children.