MOUNT CARMEL — Kenneth G. Spore, 59, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at his residence.

He was born June 28, 1959, in Mount Carmel, the son of Kenneth Spore and Diane Newkirk. On Nov. 19, 1982, he married Robin Wyatt and she survives.

Kenny worked many years in manufacturing, first at Snap-On Tools for 20 years and then Toyota Motor Manufacturing for ten years until his retirement. From a young age, Kenny loved the outdoors. He greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a proud NRA supporter. He dearly loved his family. Kenny was always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever was in need.

He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of Heartland Worship Center. Kenny will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Kenny will be remembered by his loving wife of 36 years, Robin; sons, Ryan Spore and Jed Spore; grandchildren, Connor Spore, Millie Spore, Keith Spore and Jocelyn Brown; mother, Diane Newkirk; brothers, Terry (Claudia) Spore, Tom (Suzi) Spore, Larry (Charla) Newkirk, Jerry (Linda) Spore; sisters, Susan Price, Debra Carie; special aunt, Laverne Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.

Kenny was preceded in death by his father; brother, Robert Spore; sister, Carol Downing; maternal grandparents, Lewis and Doyne McGrew; in-laws, Keith and Mary Ann Wyatt and Jean Wyatt.

In keeping with Kenny’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Kenny’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Spore family, please visit

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