A Choate graduate, he majored in psychology, was business editor of Tiger magazine, and was a member of Cloister. Though an Easterner by birth and education, his decision after graduation to move to Dallas to join Dan River Mills was a precursor to making Texas his permanent home.
Following a stint with another textile company, he established a home-furnishings business with showrooms in the Dallas Trade Mart and Dallas Trade Center. He spent more than 50 years as an independent sales representative, and at one time was the president of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association.
Ken’s involvement extended outside his business. He received the Distinguished Service Award for his years of service to the Southwest Road Runners. He served as an airman first class in the Air National Guard of Texas and Air Force Reserve. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed history and sports, but his most cherished time was spent with his family.
Ken was predeceased by his wife, Nel. He is survived by his daughter, Suzy; stepsons Peter and David; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.