Posted: Oct 9, 2012 3:24 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 9, 2012 3:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Kenneth E. Uffman, a longtime philanthropist and businessman in Baton Rouge, died this morning.
Family members said Uffman passed away peacefully at his home. He was 84.
Uffman was the former president and CEO of the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge, and served on many different boards and organizations in the city-parish. An LSU alumni and graduate of the journalism school, Uffman was inducted into the Mass Communication Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 1995. He also served as national chair of the school's Excellence Fund and president of the alumni board.
Uffman was also a member of the LSU ROTC Corps of Cadets, and served in the Air Force for two years active duty before. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force reserves and received an Honorary Discharge from the United States Air Force Reserves in 1963 with the rank of Captain.
The funeral will be this Friday, Oct. 12th at the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge. Visitation will start at 9 a.m., with the funeral service following at 11 a.m.