Kenneth Phillips Legum

Kenneth Phillips Legum

Suffolk, VA
11.07.1938 - 01.31.2021
Greensboro, NC
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Kenneth Phillips Legum, 82, of Suffolk, died on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Kenneth was born November 7, 1938 in Greensboro, NC to the late Dr. Meyer H. Legum and Catherine Phillips Legum. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Faulkner Legum; step- daughter, Shannon O’ dell; sisters, Catherine Kerneklian, Betsy Gallop, and Lou Ann Caldwell.

Kenneth was raised in Virginia Beach, Va. He graduated from Staunton Military Academy and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Military Institute. After proudly serving in the United States Army, he began his life long career in the furniture business. He was also a member of the Mount Scott masonic Lodge # 540. Kenneth was also a former member of the Khedive Temple.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Catherine Legum of Suffolk; siblings, Nancy Ann Albertson of Virginia Beach and Dr. Larry Legum of Chesapeake; along with dozens of nieces and nephews, and close friends who he adored.

The family will receive friends and family Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Ln, Suffolk, VA 23435. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s honor to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886. Condolences may be registered online at

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5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States

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Suffolk, VA 23435
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Beth we are so sorry for this tremendous loss. Heaven has truly gained another Angel from our family. I can see Kenny now with that jovial laugh and smile as he joined our heavenly family!! Know that you are in our hearts and prayers and will always be here for you. Love you ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Nancy & Dennis Hedspeth

I was Ken's Brother Rat at VMI. A story:Ken worked in the PX where he heard all of the barracks poop and was the walking, breathing ‘Facebook' of yesteryear. He was nicknamed “Stoop Poop”. Ken was a walk on and played end on the VMI football team and was a tough and talented teammate., Ken was one of the very best with "Beach Music” dancing and was in high demand with the ladies. I got reacquainted with Ken when he relocated to Virginia Beach after his wife died. Ken shared a house with his daughter Beth. Sue and I spent many a Friday night at the Gibbings Beer and cookies listening to Ken telling stories to all those there. I will always appreciate the relationship he developed with my Grandson Mark. Ken was a big man with an even bigger heart, laugh and sense of humor. Few can fill his shoes.

sal vitale

Beth, we are all so sorry for the loss of your father. As I just watched that wonderful video of Kenny a lot of memories come back to me and realizing how much he loved you, Shannon and your mother. We are all fortunate for having him in our lives and know we will all be together again in the future.

Kenny was a one of kind; funny, outgoing and a uncle that I will miss tremendously.

We love you Beth!
Craig, Kristina, Dylan, Catie and Emily

Craig Caldwell

Will never forget how your Dad supported mine when he went through all his medical issues. Kenny was there to tell a story and make us laugh. Beth, please know that you can call on us when you need support. Sending lots of love your way! The video was a beautiful tribute ❤️

Kent Patrick

Although I did not know this wonderful man, I send my deepest condolences for all of you who were fortunate to have him in your life.

Jo Collins

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