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Kenneth Jesse Donahue

March 1, 1947 — June 18, 2023


Kenneth Jesse Donahue, 76, of Woodlawn, TN passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at Tennova Healthcare. He was born March 1, 1947 in Slab Fork, WV to the late Herndon Donahue and Ellen McKinney Donahue.

Kenneth was an outdoorsman who cherished any outdoor activity, such as fishing, hunting, and camping. He was very fond of his family and adored spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Kamela Merchant (Tim Steward); grandchildren, Logan Donahue, Peyton Donahue, Brittney (Jake) Pope, Jesse (Holly) Donahue, and Tiffany (Garrett) Brown; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Lilly, Elizabeth, Isabelle, and Steven; his siblings, Jimmie (Wanda) Donahue, Betty (Dennis) Bailey, and Ellen Mae Donahue.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Donahue;  children, Kenneth Jesse Donahue Jr., Anthony Neal Donahue, and Terry Jesse Donahue; and siblings, Terry Allen Donahue, Joe Donahue, Mike Donahue, and Linda Burdette.

Memorial services will be held at Gateway Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. with visitation for the hour prior. Burial will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY at 2:00 P.M.

Final arrangements entrusted to Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 335 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center

335 Franklin St., Clarksville, TN 37040

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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