Kenneth Ralph Westbrook was born on January 22, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois to the union of Willie Mae Becton, mother and Lanier Westbrook, father who preceded him in death, one brother, Lanier Jr, and Katie Ruth, sister.
Kenneth departed this life on January 3, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Memories of his life will be cherished by his beloved wife, Brenett Westbrook; daughter Kimberly Henry; three sons Derrick (Marquita), Terrence Henry, and Shawn; one brother Meltarus of Las Vegas; six grandchildren, Jeremy Henry, DeKeria, Alexis, MaKenzia, MaKayla and Mariah Westbrook; one great granddaughter YaTierra Henry; three stepchildren, Paris, Krystal, and Jamaal; and a host of relatives, friends, neighbors, and former co-workers.
Kenneth attended both elementary and high school in Chicago, IL. He decided to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Air Force and received an Honorable Discharge.
Kenneth Westbrook was employed as a Correctional Officer for the Cook County Department of Corrections. He served and performed many areas in capacity within the department particularly in the Bureau of Identification which encompassed many investigations before he joined the Chicago Fire Department as a Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic. Continuing his efforts to advance his career and those of many others, through the Chicago Fire Department ranks, Lieutenant, Fire Marshall, served as a Fire inspector for the Fire Prevention Bureau and Fire Safety Inspection for Provident Hospital of Cook County.
Kenneth was not only a leader but a good friend to many.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
12:30 - 1:00pm (Pacific time)
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery