Still, C. Kenneth

Longtime Chapter 13 Trustee For Chattanooga And Winchester Divisions Of U.S. Bankruptcy Courts

  • Thursday, June 10, 2021
C. Kenneth Still
C. Kenneth Still

C. Kenneth Still died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at his home, his body worn out after three battles with cancer.   (He wanted you to know what killed the old goat.)

He was born on April 8, 1932 in Cleveland, Tennessee to the late Wallace Vasco Still and Stella Nipper Still.  He was the second of four children born to this marriage.  He attended public schools in Cleveland and Bradley County except for one year in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, graduating from Bradley High School in 1949.  Later in life he attended UTC in Chattanooga.

On June 6, 1953, he married Barbara Jean McLain and they have three children, Chuck, Stephen, and Robin.  In December of 1955 they joined Brainerd Baptist Church where they are still members.  Ken served as a deacon, Chairman of the deacons, and Sunday School teacher.  He also served on the House and Grounds committee and several other positions.

On January 1, 1968 at the behest of District Judge Frank Wilson, Referee Byron Pope appointed him Chapter 13 Trustee for the Chattanooga and Winchester Divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  He also served as Chapter 12 Trustee for all East Tennessee and was on the Chapter 7 Panel of Trustees, as well as Chapter 11 Trustee.  During his 47-year tenure as Trustee, he and Bankruptcy Judge Ralph H. Kelley developed
several procedures, forms and other useful matters that were adopted by several courts across the country. Ken helped develop the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees and served as its president in the early years.  He was honored by the Association upon his retirement.  He retired on December 31, 2014, exactly 47 years from his appointment.

He was a long-time member of the Brainerd Kiwanis Club and served in several positions.

Ken is survived by his wonderful wife Barbara; sons, Chuck, Stephen L. and wife Kelly; daughter, Robin Wintringham; grandchildren, McLain and his wife Molly, Delaney West and her husband Terry, Chip Wintringham, Jennifer Ann Wintringham, David Howard and his wife Ina, Jonathan Howard and his wife Melanie, Kathryn Howard; great-grandchildren, Liam Still and Max Mazie; sisters, Linda Massengale and Mary Ellen McCoy; and a whole bunch of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, James V. Still.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 14, 2021 at the East Brainerd Chapel from 5-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Brainerd Baptist Church Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Barry Wilks officiating.  (300 Brookfield Ave., Chattanooga, TN  37411)

Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with his sons Chuck and Steve Still, grandsons McLain Still, Chip Wintringham, and David Howard, and nephew, Mark Lemons serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Pryor, Quinton Howard, Hal North, Jim Lane, Jerry Farinash, and Scott Brown.

“It has been a great ride and God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, super children, and extraordinary grandchildren, friends, church and too many other things to enumerate.  To Him must go the glory for anything that I have accomplished.”

“Sunset and evening star and one clear call for me.  Let there be no mourning at the bar when I put out to sea.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at; or Alzheimer’s Association at

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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