Ken Plonk

November 7, 1948 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 72)


Ken Plonk, age 72, died unexpectedly at his home in Columbia, South Carolina on October 30, 2021. Ken was born November 7, 1948, in Charlotte, NC to his late parents Clarence Samuel Plonk and Julia Pollock Plonk of Kings Mountain. Ken was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Rebecca Marvin Plonk. Ken is survived by brothers Thomas Plonk, Mike Plonk (Sue), Steve Plonk (Susan Thisell), Richard Plonk; sister, Judy Plonk Davis (Steve Davis); and longtime friend, Jaycie Claire. Ken was devoted to his extended family, and well loved by his nieces and nephews. 

Ken was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. He loved his Tar Heels, a good debate, children, great food, pheasant hunting, bow hunting, the great outdoors, cats, dogs, wildlife and most of all, family gatherings. He was a kind, sweet, and an extravagantly giving man. He followed politics with a keen mind and invested in real estate for pleasure. 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am at Resurrection Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The family invites you to visit and join us for a drop in lunch. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm in Saint Lukes Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. 

There will be immune system compromised folks and unvaccinated small children. We ask that you please wear a mask when possible. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Battle Buddy 4 Life a suicide prevention organization for veterans at , Resurrection Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain, NC or the charity of your choice

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