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Ken Philbeck

November 19, 1948 — June 10, 2023

Forest City

Ken Philbeck, age 74, of East Main Street, Forest City, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023 at his residence.

Ken was born Friday, November 19, 1948 in Cleveland County to the late John Philbeck and Carrie Tessneer Philbeck. He worked as a ceiling installer at Bradshaw-Hayes Construction Co. in Charlotte for many years. Ken enjoyed playing cards with his friends, watching westerns and NASCAR and taking care of his lawn.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Philbeck Johns; granddaughter, Bethany Conrad; brothers, John Wayne, Billy, J.B. and John Philbeck; sisters, Kay Jones, Joyce Dover, Geraldine Terry and Patsy Moore.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife of forty years, Shirley Philbeck; son, Benson Freeman (Amanda) of Bostic; two grandchildren, Creed Freemen and Ranger Freeman and numerous nieces and nephews.

     In honor of Ken’s wishes, a private family service will be conducted at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society,


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