Details for Kenneth "Ken" Ralph McPherson
Kenneth "Ken" Ralph McPherson passed away peacefully on June 3, 2019 in Ocala, Florida. His wife of 46 years, Patricia Bird McPherson and his three sons John, Jeremy and Jason had been constantly by his side. He knew they were present and that he was loved.
Ken was born in El Paso, Texas where his Mother and his Father, a career military officer and pilot, were stationed at the time. Because of his Father's various military assignments while Ken was a youth he lived in numerous locations in the United States as well as Morocco, North Africa. This developed a love of travel around the world that Ken enjoyed all of his life. In 1971 Ken graduated from the University of North Dakota in Business Administration. He received a Masters Degree in International Management from the prestigeous Thunderbird School of International Management, Arizona, in 1975. Ken's career spanned approximately 35 years in Government Services Business Development. He consulted with industry leaders from companies such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon and others. This gave him many additional opportunities to travel the world and see countries he and Patti never thought they would see in their lifetime. In 2003 he and Patti retired to The Villages, Fl. During retirement he was never idle and was able to pursue his creativity in wood working, gardening and golf.
Ken is survived by his wife Patti, three sons John, Jeremy and Jason and four grandchildren Lane, Lyric, Sawyer and Reese as well as his three sisters, Sue, Laura and Robin. Ken is loved and will be missed by all of his family.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m prior to the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL. Online condolences may be left