John Kenneth “Kenny” Counts
September 2, 1949 -
December 11, 2016

Visitation

December 13, 2016
5 - 8 p.m.

Service 

December 14, 2016
11 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. John Kenneth “Kenny” Counts age 67, of Elora, will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Kip Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Morgan Cemetery. Mr. Counts passed away December 11, 2016 at his residence.

A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Carl Jackson and Ruth Marie Davis Counts, worked for Amana as an engineering coordinator, an Army veteran, and member of the Elora Church of Christ. He owned the Elora Clay Target Range, the home of the Lincoln County Trap Team. He taught the handgun carry permit classes and loved farming.

Survivors include his wife Kaye Casteel Counts of Elora, TN, son Kenneth (Jerusha) Counts of Fayetteville, daughter Juanita (Larry) Boyett of Flintville, TN, sons Steven Scott Schneid of Elora, TN,

Rich (Kendrea) Schneid of Petersburg, TN, John Wayne (Amber) Counts of Fayetteville, TN, grandchildren Whitney Counts, Rachel Boyett, Wesley Boyett, Katie Schneid, Tristan Schneid, Cole Schneid, Tyler Schneid, and Aleah Counts. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Ted Counts, Ben Counts and Judy Barley.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

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15 Comments

  1. Rick & Theresa Currin

    Kenneth, Jerusha and all the family, we are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  2. Tammy Moorehead

    Kaye & Family. We Were Sorry To Hear About Kenny. You All Be In Are Thought & Prayers.

    Reply
  3. Tammy Moorehead

    Kaye & Family. We Were Sorry To Hear About Kenny. You All Be In Are Thought & Prayers.
    Gene, Eula, Steve & Tammy

    Reply
  4. Debbie Morris

    Kaye and also the children,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny. I didn’t find out until late last night or I would have came by Higgins to pay my respects. I’ve known him and his siblings since I was a little girl. I thought a lot of him. He was a sweet person. My heart is breaking for you all. Praying for you…

    Reply
  5. Nancy Woods

    I am so sorry for your loss and you will be in our prayers

    Reply
  6. Betty Lou Dunivan

    May God grant you the comfort that He alone can give. Kenny was a very nice man with a glowing smile and personality. I know he will be missed. May God be with you at this time.

    Reply
  7. Vicky thompson

    So sorry for your loss. If you need anything please call me.
    Vicky Thompson

    Reply
  8. Kyle Dickey

    Juanita my prayers are going out for you and your family in the lost of your daddy.

    Reply
  9. Harold Brenda Edwards

    Kaye we are so sorry to hear about Kenny. We respected him so much and he will be missed. Harold and Brenda Edwards

    Reply
  10. Don Counts

    It is with great sadness that I have learned of Kenny’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will be praying for your family.

    Reply
  11. Darnell Williams

    My condolences to the Counts family. Continue to rely on God who promises to fortify us and really help us during difficult times Isaiah 41:10

    Reply
  12. Duane & Vickie Hill

    RIP, Kenny…Kaye…sorry for your loss…I found this poem once…and it gave me comfort when I lost my Mom & Dad…hope that it helps you too…
    Death is nothing at all.
    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight?

    I am but waiting for you.
    For an interval.
    Somewhere. Very near.
    Just around the corner.

    All is well.

    Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.
    (Henry Scott Holland)

    Reply
  13. Stanley and Lynda Jeans

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  14. GERALD and WANDA SCOTT!!

    We are so sorry for your loss!! We pray that God will bless you and give you ALL comfort in the days ahead!!

    Reply
  15. Kimberly (& Carl) Collier

    God bless Kaye and the children of Kenny. Ted was my brother-in-law, but Kenny and Ben were like brothers to me just like my brother-in-law Ted was. He was always good to me, and I will miss him! Just look to the Lord for strength and I will be keeping you in prayer!! We love you!!

    Reply

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15 Comments

  1. Rick & Theresa Currin

    Kenneth, Jerusha and all the family, we are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  2. Tammy Moorehead

    Kaye & Family. We Were Sorry To Hear About Kenny. You All Be In Are Thought & Prayers.

    Reply
  3. Tammy Moorehead

    Kaye & Family. We Were Sorry To Hear About Kenny. You All Be In Are Thought & Prayers.
    Gene, Eula, Steve & Tammy

    Reply
  4. Debbie Morris

    Kaye and also the children,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny. I didn’t find out until late last night or I would have came by Higgins to pay my respects. I’ve known him and his siblings since I was a little girl. I thought a lot of him. He was a sweet person. My heart is breaking for you all. Praying for you…

    Reply
  5. Nancy Woods

    I am so sorry for your loss and you will be in our prayers

    Reply
  6. Betty Lou Dunivan

    May God grant you the comfort that He alone can give. Kenny was a very nice man with a glowing smile and personality. I know he will be missed. May God be with you at this time.

    Reply
  7. Vicky thompson

    So sorry for your loss. If you need anything please call me.
    Vicky Thompson

    Reply
  8. Kyle Dickey

    Juanita my prayers are going out for you and your family in the lost of your daddy.

    Reply
  9. Harold Brenda Edwards

    Kaye we are so sorry to hear about Kenny. We respected him so much and he will be missed. Harold and Brenda Edwards

    Reply
  10. Don Counts

    It is with great sadness that I have learned of Kenny’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will be praying for your family.

    Reply
  11. Darnell Williams

    My condolences to the Counts family. Continue to rely on God who promises to fortify us and really help us during difficult times Isaiah 41:10

    Reply
  12. Duane & Vickie Hill

    RIP, Kenny…Kaye…sorry for your loss…I found this poem once…and it gave me comfort when I lost my Mom & Dad…hope that it helps you too…
    Death is nothing at all.
    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight?

    I am but waiting for you.
    For an interval.
    Somewhere. Very near.
    Just around the corner.

    All is well.

    Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.
    (Henry Scott Holland)

    Reply
  13. Stanley and Lynda Jeans

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  14. GERALD and WANDA SCOTT!!

    We are so sorry for your loss!! We pray that God will bless you and give you ALL comfort in the days ahead!!

    Reply
  15. Kimberly (& Carl) Collier

    God bless Kaye and the children of Kenny. Ted was my brother-in-law, but Kenny and Ben were like brothers to me just like my brother-in-law Ted was. He was always good to me, and I will miss him! Just look to the Lord for strength and I will be keeping you in prayer!! We love you!!

    Reply

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