Kenneth (Ken) Robinson, age 86, of Falls of Rough, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 after a short illness.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1933 the son of the late K. Eugene and Ann Hughes Robinson.

Ken was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a graduate of The University of Kentucky. He had a long career as a writer and communications specialist with the Department of the Navy, in Washington, D.C.

Ken was past president of the Grayson County Kentucky Historical Society. He lead the Society in fundraising, organizational structure and played a large role in the preservation of the Jack Thomas House (the Society’s headquarters). He took great pride in his personal efforts in the structural improvement of the house.

Ken was an avid sports fan. As a UK alumni, he was a great supporter of the Kentucky Wildcats.

Ken was an environmentalist, contributing to and supporting the Nature Conservancy.

Ken is survived by his brother, Bob Robinson, of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina; three step-sons, Bob Young, (Pam), of Apex, North Carolina, Eddie Young. (Margaret), of Birmingham, Alabama, and Ralph Young, (Melissa), of Sorrento, Florida. Four step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild survive him.

Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Duncan Robinson, and a sister, Sarah Robinson Reid, of Louisville, Kentucky.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the Dermitt Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, with a private family interment later at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Leitchfield, Kentucky.

The family requests no flowers, but expressions of sympathy can take the form of donations to the Grayson County Historical Society.