Kenneth Gene Mauk


Kenneth Gene Mauk, 79, of Open Fork, Kentucky, passed away at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky, on June 7, 2022. Mr. Mauk was born to Luke Mauk, and Ada Middleton Mauk, on September 19, 1942, in Toneys Fork, West Virginia. He was a 1961 graduate of East Bank High School, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Mr. Mauk worked for 30 years as an automobile industry worker and retired from Chrysler Corporation in Newark, Delaware, in 1992. For decades, he was a builder and founded Mauk and Company, Inc., a new home construction corporation in Maryland. Upon his retirement, Mr. Mauk moved to his family farm in Elliot County, Kentucky, and raised beef cattle. He was also a licensed ordained minister and founded and pastored two churches, New Life Faith Center Church in Port Deposit, Maryland, and in the latter part of his life, Open Fork Church in Carter County, Kentucky. He loved God, his family, and his friends dearly.

When he wasn’t working, Mr. Mauk spent most of his time reading and studying the bible. His most significant accomplishment in life was his great love of people. He diligently and steadfastly spread the Gospel of Christ to others for over 55 years. He wasn’t ashamed of God and preached the Gospel on the street, on the assembly line, in his community, and from the pulpit. He fought a good fight, kept the faith, finished the course, and won many souls for the Lord.

Mr. Mauk is predeceased by his parents, Luke and Ada Mauk, and brother, Luke Mauk, Jr., and is survived by: his loving wife of 60 years, Emma Mauk; siblings Estelle Linder (Dick), Betty Jo Davis, and Phyllis Nibe; children Mary Ann Arnold (Mack), Kenneth Lawrence Mauk (Lisa), and Carrie Kilby (Scott); eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will hold a visitation for Mr. Mauk on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Open Fork Church, Highway 986, and Carter County, Kentucky, in the Open Fork Community. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. with a grave-side interment service to follow at Mauk Family Cemetery on Mauk Cemetery Road, Elliott County, Kentucky with the Rev. Mack Arnold Jr. officiating. All family and friends are welcome.


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