Kenny graduated from Bloomburg High with a scholarship to play baseball, but instead decided to join the Army to serve his country. Kenny had a beautiful voice, and just like Johnny Cash and many other music artists, Kenny found his love for music while he was serving in the Army. Kenny played County Music, performing in USO Tours in France and other parts of Europe. He enjoyed performing at the Officer’s Clubs and helped contribute morale to the troops by lifting their spirts.
Once Kenny left the Army he pursued his music career and performed on such renowned stages as, “The Grand Ole Opry” and “The Louisiana Hayride”. Kenny proudly sang the “National Anthem” at the Daytona 500 Speedway, Bush Clash event and during the Daytona 500 Speed-Week. Kenny was recognized for writing for Conway Twitty and performing as the front man for Ernest Tubb and The Texas Troubadours.
Kenny married Marguerite “Roo” Arledge, who was a loving wife, and mother, as well as Kenny’s sweetheart, companion, and friend. Together they shared hopes, dreams, love, and laughter. On Valentine’s Day of this year, Kenny gave her a card that said: “When we fell in Love, I gave you my Heart. When we got Married, I gave you my Word. And as long as live, I will give you my Love.”
Kenny is survived by wife, Marguerite “Roo” Arledge of Mesquite NV; son, Kenny Wayne Arledge Jr.; sisters, Linda Arledge and Glenda Donley. Preceding Kenny in death are his parents and a sister, Carolyn Tanner.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mesquite Lutheran Church, 450 Turtleback Road, Mesquite, NV. 89027. Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgin Valley Mortuary at 320 E. Old Mill Rd., Mesquite, NV 89027. The family invites you to share a memory or message with them on our “Guestbook” at www.moapavalleymortuary.com.