Kenneth M. Guilbeau, 73, of Steinhatchee, FL passed away after a short bout with cancer on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland, FL.
He was born in Albany, GA and lived most of his life in Leesburg and Sylvester, GA until retiring from MCLB Albany, in 2007. At that time, he moved to Steinhatchee, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell Guilbeau and Gwendolyn Seanor, and his brother, Larry Guilbeau. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sue L. Smith-Guilbeau; son, Brian (Jessica) Guilbeau of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter, Michelle (Richard) Hernandez of North Pole, AK; grandson Brock M. Guilbeau, Fredericksburg, VA; step-son, Darien (Terri) Smith of Sylvester, GA; step-brother, Ralph (Jackie) Guilbeau of Harlem, GA; nephews Paul (Sonja) Guilbeau of Quitman, GA, and Chris Guilbeau of Leesburg, GA
Ken served in the US Navy as a plane captain and crew chief on the USS Bennington and USS Ticonderoga. He did two tours to Viet Nam, and was a proud veteran, belonging to the American Legion and VFW. Ken worked for MCLB Albany for 30 years as a heavy equipment mechanic. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing at the local American Legion and various other places. He liked to fish, make knives, and do woodworking; attend shooting and NHRA events.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Leesburg, GA Cemetery on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Todd Brooks of Evergreen Baptist Church in Sylvester presiding.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution to American Legion Post #291, P O Box 220, Steinhatchee, FL 32359 or Haven Hospice, 311 North East 9th Street, Chiefland, FL 32626.