Kenneth Arthur Jolemore
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Kenneth Arthur Jolemore
  • June 28, 1928 - March 5, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Major General Kenneth A. Jolemore (Ken), US ARMY (Ret.), passed away peacefully in Raleigh, NC, surrounded by his family Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Gabrielle R. Jolemore; his son, Kenneth A. Jolemore Jr.; and sisters, Shirley Massetti (Ralph, surviving), and Fay Sandy (Gene); and parents, Claire Stoneman Muller and Alden G. Muller.

He is survived by his loving daughter: Nancy Karcher and son-in-law Edward Karcher; loving son: Steven Jolemore; devoted sister: Leslie Stoke (Jim); cherished grandchildren: Erin and Bridget Karcher, Ananda Southard, Brian Jolemore and Amena Tullock; six great-grandchildren; and so many other wonderful family members and dear friends.

Ken, a combat veteran of Korea and Vietnam, enlisted in the Army at age 17. He retired after a 40 year career having served in the 82nd Airborne and with Special Forces in both wars. We are so proud of him and of the love he had for his family and country.

Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ken's name to Transitions Life Care Center - 250 Hospice Circle - Raleigh, NC 27607 (www.transitionslifecare.org)