Kenneth Lee Money was born in Lexington on Aug. 1, 1941, son of the late Roy Kenneth Money and Mildred Jones Money. He graduated from Catawba College with a degree in chemistry in 1963. He went on to complete a master’s degree in material engineering from NCSU. He began his career in Wilmington at WR Grace.
His career then took him to General Electric; from there to LaQue Center for Corrosion Technology as a metallurgist. His career with International Nickel Co., Ltd. parent of LaQue, spanned more than 50 years with positions as follows: director of Environmental & Regulatory Affairs, vice president of Government Affairs, E,H&S Inco in Washington, president of Bocanueva, president Exmibal, general manager Inco Special Products, president of INMETCO in Elwood City, Pennsylvania, vice president of sustainability, CRVD Inco Limited to present special adviser Product Stewardship, Environment and Regulatory Issues, Vale, Inc. formerly Inco, Ltd. He traveled extensively throughout his career sharing his knowledge and expertise not only in the U.S. but in many other countries.
He received a fellow from ASM International, a commendation as a 50-year member from the American Chemical Society for service and dedication. He received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award in 1984 for his contribution to a local association in Wilmington.
He spent many years as a volunteer in local historical associations. He served as president of the Friends of Moores Creek Battleground Association for many years. Also served as president of the Cape Fear American Revolutionary Round Table with a major interest in the restoration of the Brig. General Alexander Lillington family cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ellen Lowman Money; daughter, Tamara Money Bryan (Danny); son, Brian Joseph Money (Mary Sydney); and daughter, Kara Money Lilly (Grady). Also surviving are brothers, James, Gene and Steve and sister, Linda and spouses and his grandchildren, Austin, Laura-Amanda, Meredith, Selina, Patricia and Kendra.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2015, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Charles Barton officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. There will be a gathering at the fellowship hall at St. John’s to share special memories after the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1219 Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28403; Friends of Oakdale Cemetery, 520 North 15th St., Wilmington, NC, 28401; or the American Heart Association Memorials & Tributes Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058-5216.
Special thanks to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center CVICU unit for all the love and care they gave to him during his time in their care.
He was dearly loved and respected by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
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