Kenneth "Lil Kenny" Michael Herod Jr., 25, residing in Sandusky, lay down to sleep for the final time Saturday, May 26, 2007, passing away in his sleep late into the night.
Against all odds and doctors predictions, Kenny lived 25+ years past his life expectancy. He was born Dec. 12, 1981, in Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, Ohio, to Angela E. Herod Elam and Kenneth Herod Sr. Born with spina bifida, he never let it get him down or hold him back. He overcame every adversity thrown at him. He survived numerous life-threatening surgeries that he had to undergo in hopes of making his life a little easier to live.
He was to be married Sept. 15, 2007, to his beloved fiance, Christina Weaver, whom he resided with in Sandusky up to the end. Together, they adopted Max, their dog. His favorites in life were the song, "Angels Among Us" by Alabama, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV series, and The Ohio State, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Indians teams. Kenny and Christina also enjoyed their special date nights at the movies, playing computer and video games, and most of all visiting with his family and friends.
Kenny is survived by his fianc, Christina Weaver of Sandusky; his mother, Angela A. Herod Elam and stepfather, Andrew Elam of Port Clinton; his father, Kenneth Herod Sr. of Louisiana; a brother, Derrick of Findlay, Ohio; two nieces; two half sisters, Victoria Herod of Findlay and LeAnne Napoletano of Toledo; two stepbrothers, Thurl Elam of California and Benjamin Elam of Toledo; and a stepsister, Amy Elam of Clyde.
Kenny, you will be greatly missed by those hearts you touched in your short life. We love you!
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. today in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Pastor Donald Goodwin of Faith Tabernacle will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenny Herod Memorial Fund, in care of Vacationland Federal Credit Union, 2409 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, payable to Christina Weaver.
Condolences may be sent to grofffuneralhomes.com.