Farming Rural 18

Kenneth Wayne Artrip

October 24, 1951 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 68)


Kenneth Wayne Artrip, age 68, of Duffield, VA was born October 24, 1951 in Big Stone Gap, VA and passed away May 6, 2020 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. He had worked for the department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. He loved his family and his canine companions. He was an avid farmer and loved the land.

He was preceded in death by his parents Emmitt and Geraldine Artrip.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 45 years Debra Artrip of the home; one daughter Jessica Christian and husband, Christopher of Norton, VA; his beloved grandchildren Grady, Clay and Charlotte Christian; one brother Darrell Artrip and wife, Sharon of Keokee, VA; four sisters Nina Woods and husband, Eugene of Dryden, VA, Teresa Ward and husband, Charles of Big Stone Gap, VA, Regina Machell Massengill and husband, Bill of Keokee, VA and Pamela Hilton and Rob Estep of Kingsport, TN.

Friends and family may drop by from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make a donation in his honor to the American Cancer Society or to your local Humane Society.

Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting We are located at 42098 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, VA 24277 Phone 276-546-2456

Province Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family of Kenneth Wayne Artrip.


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May 13, 2020

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Province Funeral Home
42098 East Morgan Ave
Pennington Gap, VA 24277

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