Kenneth Michael "Mike" Clendenin, 56, of Ripley, passed away on Dec. 4, 2012, at Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley following a long illness.
He was born on Sept. 8, 1956, son of the late Kenneth and Erma Cox Clendenin. Mike worked as a CNA for Eldercare and formerly with Cedar Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was a well-known Referee in Basketball for High School, Middle School and Youth Leagues. He was an avid WVU Mountaineer Fan.
He is survived by his loving wife Janie Smith Clendenin; two daughters, Maranda Smith of Ripley and Alexis Smith of Ripley; sister, Mona Hall and her husband Tom of N.C.; two nephews, Jimmy Shaffer of Charleston, W.Va., Timmy Minnenger of Charleston, W.Va.; Uncle and Aunt George and Nancy Allen.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Toni Ball.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Burial will follow in the Morgan Cemetery, Ripley. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Eldercare for the care given to Mike during his stay there.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com