Kenneth Leroy Carruthers, born March 18, 1931, passed away Friday (May 4, 2018).
He was preceded in death by parents Franklin Andrew and Ruth Irene Swaim Carruthers; and one sister, Helen Elizabeth "Betty" (Larry) Miller.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lela Irene (Hutchison) Carruthers; one son, Kent (Heidi); one daughter, Kelley (Tor) Cristofano; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Kenny graduated Newcomerstown High School in 1949. He worked heavy equipment before entering trucking in northeastern Ohio. Lela and Kenny were married Thanksgiving Day,1955 in Cuyahoga Falls. Kenny moved his family to Warren, Ohio, in 1965, leasing multiple trucks hauling steel. In 1973 he returned to Cambridge, operating a trailer court on West 40. He later returned to trucking, leasing vehicles to several small expedited service providers.?? Voted "Most Easy Going" in his high school class, he always enjoyed people. As a son, husband, father, employee, employer, relative or friend, he left little to be desired. He will be greatly missed. ??
The family will honor him privately and appreciates your thoughts. In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to the charity of your choice.