Kenneth (Butch) Wayne

Barney, Jr.

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Kenneth (Butch) Wayne Barney, Jr.

Apr 03 1944 - Mar 29 2005

Kenneth Wayne (Butch) Barney, Jr. lost his battle with cancer on March 29, 2005. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Ann Barney of Frisco, Texas; his children, Ken Barney III of Bellevue, Washington, Todd Barney of Marietta Georgia, Paul Barney of Acworth, Georgia, and Crystal Barney of Frisco, Texas; his sisters, Shirley Trammell, Nancy Curley, and Penny Barney; three grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was born in Inglewood, California in 1944 to Kenneth Wayne Barney and Vera Alt Barney, the youngest of four siblings. As a young man, Ken was an accomplished musician, playing trumpet with a show band during his high school years in southern California. He married Patricia Miller in 1963, with whom he fathered three sons. He later married Rhonda Claborn in 1977, with whom he fathered his only daughter. In December 2003, Ken married Joyce Ann Robertson. Ken Barney served his country with honor, enlisting in the U. S. Army in 1961. He graduated Officer Candidate School in 1969. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam in 1969 and 1972, and during his career earned two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. After Vietnam, Ken transitioned to the Army Reserved where he continued his distinguished military career. He retired form the U. S. Army reserves as a Lt. Colonel in 1996. Throughout his career, Ken was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Blanding, Utah and Korea. During his time in the Army Reserves, Ken also had a distinguished career with SBC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas, from which he retired in 1999. His telecom career led him through network management, emergency systems management, and finally, training. After retirement, he continued his love of teaching telecommunications as an instructor until his battle with cancer prevented him form the demands of traveling and teaching. Ken was well regarded by his students for his ability to explain difficult concepts, and his trademark sense of humor. Ken was a member of the First Baptist church in Frisco, Texas. Visitation will be at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco, Texas on March 31, 2005 form 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church Frisco on April 1, 2005 at 11:00 AM with Dr. Chuck Martin officiating followed by a private ceremony at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
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