Kenneth E. Rhinehardt, Jr, age 78, passed away at his residence Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Ken was born December 27, 1940 in McDowell County, North Carolina to the late Kenneth E. Rhinehardt, Sr. and Mary Allison Rhinehardt. Ken was formerly employed at Drexel Heritage and later retired from Crane Resistoflex. He enjoyed golfing and watching Carolina sports. Ken graduated from Old Fort High School and attended UNC Chapel Hill. He was a member of Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nona Justice Rhinehardt; Daughter Alyse R Mosca (Carl) Grandson Anthony Mosca; Sister, Mary Lynn McClure (Terry); Nephews Frank, Steve, Matthew, Terry; Nieces Kim and Frances; Sister-in-laws Frances Beckendorf (Don), Mary Owensby (Charles), and Judy Webb (Gary); and many cherished cousins and friends.

A funeral service to celebrate Ken's life will take place on Thursday March 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service 2170 Rutherford Rd. Marion, North Carolina 28752, with Reverend Gary Webb officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

A private interment will take place at McDowell Memorial Park. Many thanks to the caregivers of Hospice of McDowell County.

In lieu of flowers, monetary gift donations will be accepted on behalf of Care Partners 575 Airport Rd Marion, North Carolina 28752, American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, Relay for Life McDowell 120 Executive Park BLDG 1 Asheville, North Carolina 28801.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Rhinehardt family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call (828) 559-8111.

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Nona, I am so sorry you have lost your beloved husband. You are in my prayers. Doris Hall Robinson


Nona, I just saw this and have been fighting a health problem so will not attend the service. I am so sorry you have to go thru this. Prayers. Jean Brooks

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