Ken Hennington

12 Aug

Ken Hennington, friend to many and co-owner of Howdy’s restaurant in downtown Hutto, died Wednesday, August 10, in a kayaking accident. Ken always had a smile and a welcome for everyone, and was ready to help whoever needed it. He will be missed.



14 Responses to “Ken Hennington”

  1. deborah essenburg 12/08/2011 at 5:24 am #

    Always a smile, always a song. Always let us pour our own at the end of the night. Always checking to see if we were home safe. You were ours no matter and we were yours. Your friends had a flamin’ doctor pepper tonight courtesy of Fernie….and Jerry did a wonderful toast. You were there, you saw. Will forever love you. Rest in peace our friend. Your angels in Hutto miss you but now you are our angel.

  2. Raven Hennington-Billberry 12/08/2011 at 12:39 pm #

    On behalf of the Hennington family, I want to thank each and every person in the Hutto community that made my brother feel like he was at home in Hutto. He loved that restaurant, and he loved the people in your town. It is with such a heavy heart that I am sending this message right now, but I do have some solace in knowing that when Kenny was at Howdy’s he was happy and in his element. He really put his heart and soul into that place. My brother was an amazing human being with a huge heart, and an even bigger smile. He may be gone in the physical sense, but his spirit will always live on.

  3. Victoria Moten Davis 12/08/2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Ken… You were loved by many and we are missing you so much. Please anyone and everyone comment on some of the great times and memories that you had with Kenny to share with our family. We would really appreciate it if you would share their some of your vivid and extraordinary experiences with the life of Kenneth Hennington, II
    Thank you,

    Vicki (sister and auntie)

    • Victoria Moten Davis 12/08/2011 at 1:13 pm #

      Correction…YOU ARE LOVE BY MANY!!!!


  4. Lorin 12/08/2011 at 2:37 pm #

    He was a very kind hearted and generous man, he was Hutto’s hidden gem and I had such high hopes for him and his restaurant. Big loss indeed all the way around.

  5. Vonda 12/08/2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Just the short time we met Ken, he had such a wonderful spirit and worked at Black Angus in Lakewood, California. I soon found out that we were related thru may sister. Our sincere condolence goes out to the Hennington family and we will keep you in our prayers. Know that God is always there with you.

    Vonda, Jeanne,Nonya and Billie

  6. Susan McAtee 12/08/2011 at 11:57 pm #

    I met Ken while strolling near Howdy’s. We chatted for a while after which we each went on our way. What a friendly pleasant man he was. I know he will be missed by my many. God bless, Ken!

  7. Eileen M. 14/08/2011 at 5:56 am #

    Just think of a world without tears, where a man can live for a million years, with never a grief, an ache, or a pain, and never a thought of dying again.
    Think of a world where the dead will have risen, from their silent tombs that held them in prison. To forever live to love and caress, their loved ones and friends in righteousness. (Revelation 21:3, 4) Now a “World without tears”, is not just a dream, as many a person might make it to seem. For just as sure as the Bible is true, a world without tears now lies before you. And since such a world before you lies, wouldn’t you like to live in such paradise? (Luke 23:43)
    I’ll surely miss him and would like to send a warm embrace and prayer to his mom and my beloved sister,
    Aunt Eileen

  8. Pete and Amy Parks 16/08/2011 at 5:29 pm #

    …and he had the BEST seafood augraten! Ken, you will be missed dearly! May you rest in peace!

  9. deborah essenburg 17/08/2011 at 1:55 am #

    Many of Ken’s Hutto family have had no news with respect to final arrangements. All of his “Angels” hearts are still heavy; have passed Howdy’s so many times in the last week and it will never be the same.

    • camp 17/08/2011 at 8:48 pm #

      Friday 8/19 11:am at Providence Jones Funeral Home in Elgin

  10. Carol Hintz 21/08/2011 at 3:40 am #

    Today, I’d just read about his restaurant in the paper. My husband decided to go as soon as it opened at 4 pm. We arrived to see the memorial flowers, wreaths and candles… I feel a sense of loss that we never got to meet this wonderful soul. I’m reminded to cherish all the souls we meet in this life, as our chance to express that is fleeting. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

  11. david paulson 21/08/2011 at 6:20 pm #

    I was a freind of his since December, he always made me feel at home…

  12. Kelli & Dustin 25/09/2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I am heart broken to hear Kenny iis no longer with us. We just got to know him through eating at Howdy’s and loved to walk in and see his smile. We had great conversations with him – I loved that the owner was present every time you went in, making sure his customers were satisfied and giving his personal recommendations. Kenny is what made Howdy’s so special and he will truly be missed. I am so sad to hear about his passing and wish we could have gone to hang out with him one last time.

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