Kenneth Floyd Kesterson I, 82, Lake City, passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was a pillar of the Medford community, and devoted his life to his family and work. He worked at Y-12 for 30-plus years, and then retired only to continue working full time at his mechanic garage, Ken's Parts and Equipment, until his illness. Preceeded in death by: Parents, Floyd and Virginia Kesterson; brother, David Kesterson; and nephew, Patrick Kesterson. Kenneth is survived by: Wife, Judy Collins Kesterson; children, Candy (and Tommy) Carden and Kenneth (Chuck) F. Kesterson II; grandchildren, Brandi Kesterson (Josh Leinart), Casey (and Cody) Varnell, Cody Carden, Jeremy Carden and Logan Carden; great-grandchildren, Luke Leinart, and Ethan, Owen and Aubrey Varnell; brother, Ronnie (and Margaret) Kesterson; sister-in-law. Rhonda Kesterson; and many special nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City. Celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robbie Leach and the Rev. Larry Webster officiating. Family and friends will meet at the Clinch River Baptist Church Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, for graveside services. You may also view Kenneth's guestbook online at Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.