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KENNETH RAY HOTTLE, 92, of Sidney passed away at 4:28 P.M. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 18, 1926 in Winchester, Virginia, the son of the late Harry and Laura (Pierce) Hottle. On May 21, 1948 he married the former Joyce Owens, who preceded him in death on September 25, 2015.
Kenneth is survived by two children, Greg Hottle of Greenville, Ohio and Teresa Hottle of LA, California; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Ralph Edward Hottle of Richmond, VA. He was preceded in death by son, Curtis Hottle, three brothers and two sisters.
Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during WWII. He was a 58 year member of Sidney First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Sidney American Legion Post 217, the Sidney VFW and several other organizations. Kenneth, along with his late wife, formerly owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Sidney for over 30 years. He had a love for Hersey's chocolate, and enjoyed bowling, which he did until he was nearly 90 years old. He was a loving father and "granddaddy" and will be dearly missed.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302. S. Main Ave., with Rev. Jane Madden officiating. Burial with honors performed by the Sidney American Legion Post 217 will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11 A.M. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Sidney First United Methodist Church or Fish Community Thrift in Kenneth's memory. Condolences may be made to the Hottle family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com