Mr. Kenneth Edward “Kenny” Annis, 83, a resident of Concord Wharf and Commonwealth Senior Living (Hermitage), passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Clam, he was the son of the late Forrest Annis and Hallie Virginia Annis.
He retired as manager of the Virginia Employment Commission after 25 years of service. He also served as chairman of the Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Board. He served in the National Guard for over 25 years and retired as first sergeant.
Mr. Annis was happiest when he was sailing on his beloved sailboat, Osprey II. He was a talented artist of many creations that he loved to share with everyone. He enjoyed spending time at his home on Occohannock Creek with his grandkids, family and friends.
Mr. Annis loved his pets, especially his dogs, Bear, Muffin and Rascal. Beyond his love of his own pets, he provided habitats for nature along the creek.
Mr. Annis’ last year was spent at the Commonwealth Senior Living (Hermitage) under the watchful eye of his good friend, Fred, and a dedicated staff who truly cared for him.
Mr. Annis is survived by former wives, Linda Coulbourne Custis and daughter, Wanda Annis Isdell, and her husband, Fuzzy, of Belle Haven, and Marva Lin Annis and son, Mark Forrest Annis, and his wife, Heather, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and three grandchildren, Erin Isdell, of Tampa, Fla., and Forrest and Margaux Annis, of Salt Lake City.
Memorial services will be held at the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 3 p.m., with Mr. George Fulk officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 (www.parkinson.org), or the charity of your choice.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were made by the Williams- Parksley Funeral Home.