Kenneth (Butch) Wayne Barney, Jr.

April 3, 1944 - March 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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My Condolences for the family, I am looking to try to find a relative who may have a photo of LTC Barney in uniform while he was with the Oklahoma National Guard. Please contact if there is a Point of Contact. My sympathy again and respect for Mr. Barney.--John Jackson John Jackson, May 18, 2017 In our thoughts and prayers. John & Linda Burnett and, Jeff & Anita (Burnett) Daniel, Mike & Kim Burnett & Tim & Erin Burnett.(Long time ago "neighbors") Our Sympathy John & Linda Burnett, April 1, 2005 Ken was a good neighbor. He was always quick with a "hello" and asking how I and the family was doing. Even during the difficult times during his chemo, he always invited me over for a coffee and talk. I enjoyed our conversations when I would drive him to the chemo sessions. He had a very positive outlook on what was going on, and he knew that he could beat this illnes. He had the cleanest truck, and the loudest Harley in the area. The man was proud of both of them. Ken also loved the company of the grandchildren. I was amazed at the way his eyes would light up when he was playing with his grandson. Our heartfelt condolences to Joyce, and to the families. I will dearly miss my coffee and conversations with this kind man. Thank you Ken for the time we had together as neighbors and friends. David & Nancy Pierson, April 1, 2005 My deepest condolences to Ken's family. Patricia Miller Pelfrey, April 1, 2005 We lived next door to Ken in Lawton Oklahoma where we got to know the Barneys well and enjoyed them as neighbors. They were a wonderful family and Ken really enjoyed being a husband and father. He seemed very dedicated to his career so it is wonderful that he became Lieutenant Colonel. Roy & Esther Harris, March 31, 2005 Ken was a good brother-in-law and i enjoyed his friendship all these years.He will be missed by many.He is now home with his buddies. Hilton Donald Miller, March 30, 2005