Ken Poe

Owner, Funeral Director

A Charlotte native and a licensed funeral director for over 36 years, Ken is a 1975 graduate of Wofford College and completed his MBA degree at East Carolina University. He is past President of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association and a former Policy Board Member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Ken is also a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte and Myers Park United Methodist Church where he teaches Sunday School and serves on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. He is an Advisory Board member of The Salvation Army as well as a Board Member of Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region. He enjoys golf and boating. Ken is the grandson of two Southern Baptist ministers and the son of the late, Mary Virginia and William E. “Bill” Poe, a distinguished attorney, public servant and Christian activist.

Ken’s introduction to funeral service was in Farmville, NC where he worked for his father-in-law, T. Eli Joyner at Farmville Funeral Home. Returning to his Charlotte home in 1987, Ken became the President and General Manager of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home for almost 39 years learning from yet, another master funeral director, James B. “Jim” Whittington. The opportunity finally arose in 2014 for Ken to open his own, “new model” funeral and cremation service. This allowed him to truly follow his passion of serving others without the corporate constraints that were so limiting. Ken loves caring for people in their time of greatest need. He enjoys feeling that he can truly make a difference.

He and his wife, Joy J. Poe, formerly of Farmville, NC have two children, K. Warren Poe, Jr. and his wife, Heather and Thomas M. Poe and his wife, Emily; and two grandsons, Kenneth Warren (Tripp) Poe III and Wynn Andrew Poe and one granddaughter, Mary Lewis Poe.