Kenny Ira Shoup 1946 - 2018 

Kenny Shoup,
age 72, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away on January 28, 2018, at his home.

Kenneth Ira Shoup was born on January 2, 1946, to the late Ira and Grace Shoup in Wadsworth, Ohio.   He graduated from Wadsworth High School and joined the United States Marines.   After his years of service, Kenny came home and married the love of his life, Ms. Janice "Jan" Varney.   He began work at Consolidated Freight, transferring twice, once to the Pocono 
mountains in Pennsylvania in 1976 and then again to Nashville after their daughter Tonya finished School.   Just five years after Kenny moved his family to Tennessee, he retired from Consolidated Freight and worked for 11 years at the Women's Prison in Nashville;  during that period, he moved to Springfield Tennessee.

Kenny was described as a private man who loved his wife, daughter, and granddaughters.   He enjoyed learning new things.   He had a knack for any type of handy work.   Whether it be carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and even some mechanical work--you name it, he could do it.

He was liked by all that met him.   He just had that personality that made him somehow automatically likable.   He had many friends, of whom he would give the shirt off his back, so to speak, without ever once thinking of asking for anything in return.

In addition to his parents, Kenny is preceded in death by his brothers, Don Shoup and Larry Shoup.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Jan Shoup;  daughter, Tonya (Butch) Parrish;  granddaughters, Emmie(Scott) Shamrock and Anna Parrish; sisters, Ruth Yarman, Lois Benham, and Pam (Jeff) Huebner;  and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration will be held on Friday, February 2nd at 6 pm in the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 1st, from 4-8 pm, then again on Friday from 4 pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, Tennessee 37172.   615-384-5437. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to national veterans' foundation, American heart association, and American diabetes association.


   Kenny Shoup
   Wadsworth High School
   Graduating Class of 1964   
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