Kenneth R. Feather

Kenneth R. Feather, 81, Ocala, Fla., entered into the presence of the Lord on March 23, 2013, to hear him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

He was born to Chester and Lillian Feather in Altoona, where he lived most of his life.

Ken married Dorothy Jean Milburn on June 4, 1953, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary before she passed away in April 2004. Ken and Dottie have three children: Timothy (Dinita) Feather, Kathy (Ralph) Trainer and Laurie (Dean) Bruckner. One of Ken and Dottie’s passions was international missions, and they counted it a blessing and honor to have had all three of their children serve with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in missionary service. Ken has eight grandchildren: Joel Trainer, David (Ann Marie) Trainer, Megan Trainer, Rachel Feather, Lyndsay Feather, Martha Bruckner, Hanna Bruckner and Nathan Bruckner.

On Sept. 24, 2005, Ken married Florine Taylor in Altoona. Ken has six stepchildren: the late Thomas (Shannon) Weakland, Kathy (George) Myers, Steven (Doris) Taylor, LuAnn (Ritchie) Shoop, Becky (Thomas) Thon and Douglas (Dorinda) Taylor; 22 stepgrandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren. Ken and Florine moved to Ocala, Fla., in February 2006 and spent a great deal of the next six years traveling to visit their extended families.

Ken was a lifelong member of the Altoona Alliance Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher, trustee, treasurer, governing board member and elder. He led the building committee, which constructed the facility that was located on 17th Street. In Ocala, he and Florine joined the Ocala West Church of the Nazarene, where he again found service to the Lord in his church a great calling and blessing.

Ken was employed by Gwin Engineers/The EADS Group for 48 years.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Great Commission Fund of the Christian and Missionary Alliance through the Altoona Alliance Church.