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Big Kenny’s Father Dies

Big & Rich’s Big Kenny is mourning the loss of his father.

William M. Alphin passed away last week at the age of 86.

Big Kenny shared the news on Facebook, writing, “With the biggest smile you’ve ever seen, and an always-joyful hello, with the kind of bear hug embrace that left no doubt of the love he felt for all around him, you could depend on ‘Bill’ Alphin to light up a room.”

He added, “If you ever got to hear him pray, there was no doubt his heart was pure. His faith was as strong as any, and his kindness and compassion for others ran deep. By example, he taught us all that hard work wasn’t so hard if it was your passion, and he showed us what it meant to live an exemplary life of service to God, family and community. Referred to as a saint by many who received his kindness, he lived to love us and laugh with us and listen to us when we needed him most.”

Donations in memory of Alphin can be made to the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation, 4201 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060.