Kenneth Still | The Cleveland Daily Banner

C. Kenneth Still died on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at his home, his body worn out after three battles with cancer. (He wanted you to know what killed the old goat.)

He was born on April 8, 1932 in Cleveland to the late Wallace Vasco Still and Stella Nipper Still. He was the second of four children born from this marriage.

He attended Cleveland and Bradley County Public Schools, except for one year in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, where he graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1949. Later in his life he attended UTC in Chattanooga.

On June 6, 1953, he married Barbara Jean McLain and they had three children: Chuck, Stephen and Robin.

In December 1955, they joined the Brainerd Baptist Church of which they were still members. Ken has served as a deacon, president of deacons, and a Sunday school teacher. He has also served on the House and Grounds committee and several other positions.

On January 1, 1968, at the request of District Judge Frank Wilson, Arbitrator Byron Pope appointed him Chapter 13 Administrator for the Chattanooga and Winchester Divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

He was also a Chapter 12 administrator for all of East Tennessee and was part of the Chapter 7 administrator group, as well as the Chapter 11 administrator.

During his 47-year tenure as Trustee, he and Bankruptcy Judge Ralph H. Kelley developed several helpful procedures, forms and other matters that have been adopted by several courts across the country.

Ken helped develop the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees and served as its president for the first few years. He was honored by the association upon his retirement.

He retired on December 31, 2014, exactly 47 years after his appointment.

He was a long-time member of the Brainerd Kiwanis Club and held several positions.

Ken is survived by his wonderful wife, Barbara; sons: Chuck and Stephen L. and his wife Kelly; daughter, Robin Wintrinham; grandchildren: McLain and his wife, Molly, Delaney West and her husband, Terry, Chip Wintringham, Jennifer Ann Wintringham, David Howard and his wife, Ina, Jonathan Howard and his wife, Melanie and Kathryn Howard; great-grandchildren: Liam Still and Max Mazie; sisters: Linda Massengale and Mary Ellen McCoy; and a whole bunch of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, James V. Still.

The family will receive friends on Monday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the East Brainerd Chapel.

The funeral will be held at the Brainerd Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Barry Wilks in the chair. (300 Brookfield Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37411)

Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with his sons Chuck and Steve Still, his grandsons McLain Still, Chip Wintringham and David Howard, and his nephew, Mark Lemons, serving as active porters.

Honorary bearers will be Bill Pryor, Quinton Howard, Hal North,
Jim Lane, Jerry Farinash and Scott Brown.

“It was a great race and God blessed me with a wonderful
wife, awesome kids and amazing grandchildren, friends, church and too much more to list. To Him must go the glory of all that I have accomplished.

“Sunset and evening star and a clear call to me. That there is not
mourning at the bar when I went to sea.

In lieu of flowers, commemorative contributions can be made to the
Chattanooga Area Food Bank at; or the Alzheimer Association at

Arrangements are made by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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