Welcome, Guest Log in or Register


Search Obituaries:
     

Advanced Search                     Show Popular Searches


 

         
  

This page has been viewed 3616 times    
 
Kenneth V. "Kenny" Gravatt
Kenneth V. Gravatt TractorKenneth V. “Kenny” Gravatt Jr., 61, of Richwood, died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the OSU Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, with his loving wife by his side.

He was born on January 17, 1959, in Trenton, NJ, to the late Kenneth and Mary (Hoaern) Gravatt. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dana Smith.

He married Terri A. Smith on April 9, 1988, by the Rev. James Wise at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and she survives in Richwood.

Farming was a major part of Kenny's life. Starting his farming career in Allentown, New Jersey raising crops of pumpkins at a young age, he then entered into a partnership with his parents, raising corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, and tomatoes. Their farming operation was moved to Richwood in 1980. His favorite hobbies were OSTPA tractor pulling, watching NASCAR, and making yearly vacations to Florida.

But perhaps the most important thing to Kenny was his family, he cherished time spent with his wife and sons and it gave him great pleasure to know that the family farm was being carried on. He loved being able to work with his sons.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kyle K. Gravatt (Annie Torka) of Iowa City, Iowa; Justin C. Gravatt of Richwood; a sister, Patricia Grygon of Hamilton, NJ; mother-in-law  Donna Smith of West Mansfield; along with a number of brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Kenny is also survived by close friends Marvin Donnell, Jeff and Gwen Hoffman, Helen Kale, Terry and Barb Kemp, and Dave Klamfoth.

A drive-through visitation will be held at the Gravatt Family Farm located at 28621 McMahan Road, Richwood, OH 43344, Wednesday November 18 from 1-5pm. Graveside services will be held at  the York Cemetery Thursday November 19 at 11am, Pastor Clancy Cruise will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Lifeline of Ohio at  770 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212, or the Polycystic Kidney Foundation 1001 E 101st Terrace Suite 220 Kansas City MO 6413.

The family is being assisted by the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


Directions to York Cemetery




Condolences       to

#1 from: Pat Krebehenne
Richwood
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Sympathy and prayers to the whole family. Cherish the memories. Your family and faith will get you through the days to come.



#2 from: Kim Wellert and family
West Salem Ohio
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 5:20 PM

Sorry for your loss praying for the family



#3 from: Barb Eastman
Raymond
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 5:22 PM

Terri and boys, We are so sorry to hear this. He was way too young! Our prayers are with with your family.



#4 from: TRACI HOFFMAN
Richwood
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 5:43 PM

Terry, I'm so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. My thought and prayers are with you and the boys.



#5 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
10484 Hoskins Road
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 6:03 PM

With our sincere sympathy to the family - Fred & Rita Parker



#6 from: Fully Loaded Motorsports
Dellroy
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 6:19 PM

Kenny was a great man. We are so deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this time. He was such a fun person to be around and was always laughing and smiling. We always had fun when he was around. He will be missed! Let's all cherish the good times and memories we shared with him! God bless Kenny. May you rest in peace and watch over all of us from up above.



#7 from: Dave & Willa Amstutz
At home
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 6:34 PM

So sorry to hear of Kenny passing . To Terri and Justin and family I think he was one of the bravest friends I knew. I have worked for him for a long time. During harvest time and through out  the years, I enjoyed our visits doing projects and fixing stuff. I always had to see his latest upgrades to his pulling tractor. See you later.



#8 from: Hogg Hastings
Red Haw, Ohio
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 6:38 PM

Kenny was such a great guy to always talk to at The OSTPA pulls. Always in a good mood and I’m going to miss him, Condolences to the family and RIP Kenny.



#9 from: Ron & Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 6:48 PM

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you have our heart felt sympathy, and prayers.



#10 from: Robert McConkie Jr
Bellville Ohio
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 6:55 PM

My prayers to the family



#11 from: DAVE MILLER
 
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 7:14 PM

Terri and Justin, On behalf of myself and Gary Williams (Country Deere pulling team) we would like to express our deepest sorrow in hearing of Kennys passing. Our hearts and Prayers are with you and your family and if you need anything at all Please dont hesitate to give either one of us a call. Dave Miller  



#12 from: Gene Dunn
Carrollton
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers 🙏🙏 for you and the family.



#13 from: Tammy Mannasmith
Richwood
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 9:46 PM

Larry and I are very sorry for your loss.  Prayers for you, Terry, boys and family.



#14 from: Florence Borland
Richwood
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 9:49 PM

Terri and family...so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing.  Always enjoyed him coming into the elevator.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



#15 from: Merrill & Bev Staley
West Mansfield, Ohio
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Terri and Family~~Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers...



#16 from: Doris Matuch
New Franklin
Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:16 PM

Very sorry for your loss. We will miss him. I will keep you in my prayers.



#17 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Richwood --Mt Victory
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 12:54 AM

Terri and boys so sorry to hear the passing of Kenny I always enjoyed talking with him and you are a sweet heart Terri know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time so hard to loose your spouse just hold those memories dear to your heart.



#18 from: Scott Wiley
RICHWOOD
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 7:23 AM

Terry, Lisa and I are sorry to hear about Kenny passing away. We send our deepest condolences and prayers.



#19 from: Hamilton Family
Richwood
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 8:40 AM

Our sincerest sympathy to you all. Prayers that the love and memories bring you comfort and peace.
What, Allison and Sam



#20 from: joe jerry sloop
 
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 10:45 AM

Terri and family so so very sorry to hear about Kenny sending prayer to your family at this time god will help you thru.



#21 from: Douglas and Patricia Wilson
Richwood
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Terry and the Boys, So sorry to hear about Kenny. Sending prayers to the family.



#22 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Teri and family,
I was so very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing.  
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers
Mary Howell



#23 from: Hamilton Family
Richwood
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Our sincerest sympathy to you all. Prayers that the love and memories bring you comfort and peace.
What, Allison and Sam



#24 from: Pam
Richwood
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 3:03 PM

Sorry for your loss sending prayers to all of your family



#25 from: terry comer
Marysville
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 4:16 PM

I 'am so sorry for Ken's death. He was a good man and father. are Heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May GODS blessings be with you.



#26 from: Kathy Schrader
Marysville
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM

My deepest sympathies to the family.May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.



#27 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
 
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 5:53 PM

To all of Kenny’s family we extend our deepest sympathy.  There are no words to say how bad we feel for all of you.  We will be keeping you in our prayers💕🙏🏻



#28 from: Brad Jerew
 
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 7:55 PM

Terri, Kyle, Justin, and family,

I am so very sorry about the loss of Kenny. He was a good man who lived to laugh and work hard for who and what he loved. He will be missed. You are each in my prayers. May God grant you all peace and healing until you meet again.



#29 from: Monte Mccoy
Warsaw
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Sorry for your loss, praying for your family during this difficult time.



#30 from: Rev. Ronald Botts
Ostrander, Ohio
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 10:34 PM

Love from the members of Ostrander Presbyterian Church. Your family was remembered in our prayers today.



#31 from: Sondra and Donna Bates
West Mansfield
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 9:51 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Terry and your dear family during this difficult time. Kenny continues on through the many lives he touched.



#32 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Richwood
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 11:36 AM

Our deepest sympathy.Thoughts and prayers for all during this rough time.



#33 from: Laurie Ross and family
Remington, IN
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Terri and family,
May your memories soon be stronger than your pain.  We think of you often.



#34 from: Jim Bosh
Marysville
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 6:50 PM

I'm so sorry for ur family's loss I only knew Kenny from the wellness center at Memorialbut he was someone that I liked & respected



#35 from: Suzanne Juzwiak
 Richwood
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 8:45 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I remember him when our boys were playing baseball together.  He was always  so very nice and I remember him always with a smile.  My heart is heavy with sadness for you and your family.  I’m sending hugs and prayers to you.



#36 from: Arthena Smith
Marysville
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 8:48 PM

Fred and I are so sorry for your loss.



#37 from: Jennifer Willis
W. Mansfield
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 3:03 AM

Terri, Kyle, & Justin, I am so sorry to hear this and am keeping you in my prayers.



#38 from: Lisa A Mead
Richwood
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Teri,
  I am so deeply saddened to learn of your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your sons during this very difficult time.
Respectfully,
Lisa Mead



#39 from: Mike Rees
Prospect
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:02 PM

We’re so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing Teri.   Our condolences and prayers.    Mike and Terri



#40 from: TERESA ROCKENBAUGH
Richwood
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:26 PM

So sorry to hear about Ken's passing!  He was a pleasant person with a big smile!  He will missed prayers for healing!



#41 from: Van Slack
Roseville, Ohio
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Terri, may the God of Creation grant you peace and comfort in your time of loss.  The one thing we have with the loss of a loved one are memories.  And the hope we have as Christians is the ability to be re-united in Heaven.  Appreciate you!



#42 from: Debby Basham
Scioto County
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 1:05 PM

Terri and boys I'm sorry for your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.



#43 from: Kim (Fields) James
Columbus, OH
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 2:09 PM

Terri, I am so very sorry to hear your husband passed away.  I hope you and your sons can hold onto your memories and love to help you through such a difficult time. Love and prayers ❤️🙏🏻
Kim



#44 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
 
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 2:25 PM

Our love and prayers are with Terri, Kyle, and Justin.  Hugs and love---Susie



#45 from: Susie Steffensen
Clermont SWCD
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Dear Terri,
I am so sorry for your loss! I wish I knew what to say to comfort you, but words aren't enough. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself, friend.
Susie



#46 from: Ella ( Penix) Davis
Richwood
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 4:06 PM

Terri
So sorry for your loss.  Praying for you and the family
Respectfully,
Ella



#47 from: Ella ( Penix) Davis
Richwood
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 4:06 PM

Terri
So sorry for your loss.  Praying for you and the family
Respectfully,
Ella



#48 from: Cheri Covrett
Raymond
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 5:17 PM

Dear Terri and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.



#49 from: Joan wells
Richwood
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 5:18 PM

Terri
My heart aches for you and your family.
Blessings.  Joan



#50 from: Marty Harrison
Powell
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 7:28 PM

Dear Terri, I am so sorry about your husbands passing. I will be thinking about you and your family tomorrow. Prayers, take care, life is so short.



#51 from: Heidi (Williams) Dunbar
Maryso
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 9:04 PM

So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. You are all in my prayers 🙏🏼💔



#52 from: William Temple
Richwood
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 6:21 AM

Teri and family, Gina and I are sorry for your loss. We hope that all of you find peace and comfort in the fact Ken is in better place. God Bless



#53 from: Pam Tevis
Dickinson,TX
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 7:34 AM

Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🙏🙏



#54 from: Mary Lu Swartz
Richwood
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 7:57 AM

Terri and sons:  Kyle and I send our sincere sympathy to you.  "Thru sickness and in health" You were there for each other.  May all the good memories made with him give you comfort and peace.



#55 from: Kay Walters
 
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 9:24 AM

Terri an Family
 I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing.
God gained an Angel. Prayers
           Kay



#56 from: Jim and Karla Goodwin
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 10:49 AM

We were so sorry to hear about Kenny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Unable to be there today. If you need any help with the farming please let me know. I am more than happy to give you my time.




#57 from: Adam Dreyer
North Liberty
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 11:21 AM

Thoughts and prays are with your family during this time.



#58 from: Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 7:27 PM

I am so sorry for your family loss. Please know that you are in my prayers.



#59 from: Julie Ross
Richwood
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 10:37 PM

Terri, Kyle & Justin,
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Rick, Julie, Matt & Nikki Ross



#60 from: Sylvia Zimmerman
 
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 5:46 AM

Terri, I was saddened to read of Kenny's death.  The two of you have had a wonderful and challenging life together and have risen to embrace all of it.  Your two sons and their lives will remind you of what the two of you created.  I never met Kenny, but I got to know you and your dear mother and a son or two at various times.  My prayers of remembrance and the fullness of God will be with you and your family.



#61 from: Dave and Joyce Klamfoth
Bucyrus, Ohio
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 6:06 AM

Terri, From all of us, we send our deepest thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time of sorrow. May you find peace and comfort in knowing how Kenny touched the lives of so many people. He will be missed.



#62 from: Jason Rice
Greencamp
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 12:03 PM

Terri and boys we are very sorry to hear of Kenny passing he was the first person I ever worked for as a kid it was just picking up rocks but we had a good time with alot of life lessons we are praying for you all if you need anything please let us know



#63 from: Laura Perkins
Richwood
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 7:48 PM

Terri and boys,
I'm so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing.  He was a great man and I know will be very missed.  You have my prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Laura Perkins and family



#64 from: Jeff & Laura Phipps
Plain City, Ohio
Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Terri,
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers in the days ahead.




View Index | Notify Me | Print Condolences


Home | History | Pre-Planning | Obituaries | Archives | Contact Us | Florists | Hotels | Obit Alerts

Copyright © 1969 - 2020 Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Homes, Inc.
Sat, 5 Dec 2020 20:54:00 EST