Kenneth Wayne Whitfield was born October 15, 1959 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He transitioned on February 8, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. He grew up in Kannapolis,NC and attended Rowan County Schools. He played football and basketball for South Rowan High School, in China Grove, NC.
Kenneth was employed with Aladdin Food Management for six years. Those who worked with him described him as being hard working, kind hearted and insightful. He was a blessing to his family and others through his spirit of helping, loving and serving.
He was a die hard Pittsburg Steelers and UNC-Tars Heel fan. He enjoyed cooking and watching people enjoy his food.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alberta and Gene Whitfield and his brother, Eddie Smith.
Kenneth is survived by his daughter Charneil Weldon of Salisbury, NC; two brothers, Earl Smith of Asheville, NC and Eric Bell (Nina) of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister in-law, Janie Harper of Swannanoa, NC and a host of nieces, nephews,cousins and friends.
Funeral Service for Mr. Whitfield will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Better In The Spirit on 40 Bartlett Street, Asheville, NC 28801