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July 24, 1950 - February 16, 2022
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A.K. (Kenny) Nightingale, 71, of Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. He was born on July 24, 1950, in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts to the late A. K. and Mildred Nightingale Sr.
As a true New England Patriot, he loved and served his country in the US Navy Seabees, with his tour of duty in Operation Deep Freeze, Antartica. He was an avid Red Sox, Patriot’s football, and Nascar fan. As a motor sports enthusiast, his second passion involved all things related to classic cars. He also enjoyed fishing, cribbage, barbecuing, clambakes, and was always drawn by the call of the ocean. His walk with Jesus led him to realize life’s greatest pleasure and brought him great joy through treasured relationships with friends and family.
Kenny is survived by his wife of 44 years, Deborah Nightingale; daughter Danielle Nightingale-Kline and husband Jim Kline, son Chip Willis, grandsons Zac and Randy Nightingale, sister-in-law Margaret DeBardino-Stosny, nephews Tyler DeBardino and A.J. Stosny, and sister Diane Plourde and beloved blue healer, Olivia.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be conducted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Bedrock Community Church, 402 East Main St., Bedford, VA.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.