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Kenneth Byrl Head

08/25/1933 - 04/27/2019
Service Date: 05/02/2019
Service Time: 2:30 PM
Service Location: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona

Respect, honor, duty, love, and steadfastness are all characteristics of Kenneth Byrl Head. Kenneth was preceded in death by his ex-wife Christine Arreguin. He was a father, father-in-law, grandpa, great grandpa, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle and friend. He was loved by many and he loved many.

Kenneth lived 40+ years on 70+ acres in Texas. He was very talented and enjoyed working with his hands. He built a house, workshop, chicken coops, and many structures on his land in Texas, where he loved living.

He was a man of few words, but when he talked you listened.  He enjoyed cooking his favorite recipes like homemade cornbread, meat loaf, barbeque, fudge, “never fail peanut butter”, and lots more. He enjoyed packaging food for you to take home.

He enjoyed sending cards for birthdays and putting a little something extra in the card for the great grandkids.

Once you got to know him you discovered his favorite word was ‘aaannn’.

Kenneth was born in Snyder, Texas August 25, 1933.  Kenneth was raised on a farm by his grandparents. Kenneth joined the marines, “Semper Fi”, after finishing the 8th grade. He was a rifle marksman and he fought in the Korean War where he delivered artillery to the front line. He was stationed in San Diego where he met the love of his life Christine. They had three children, Santos, Kenneth and Kathleen. His grandkids are Lauren, Michael, Travis, Traci, Matthew, and Staci. His great grandkids are Ariah, Elias, Hazel, Gideon, Maddox, Ethan, and Connor.

He was abundantly blessed in his last years by Ken, Holly and their entire family. Kenneth lived his last years in Mesa, Arizona. Ken and Holly cared for him daily to have a happy and healthy life. Kenneth was always surrounded by God’s love through them.

If you are here today, THANK YOU! Kenneth touched your life in some way. It means a lot for you to be here to say farewell. He will be missed, but loved so much more!

1 Corinthians 15:42.Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever.

In lieu of flowers, contributions for Toys for Tots would be appreciated.


  • Our deepest sympathy.

  • Jen, Mic, and TJ Hayes

    Wishing peace for all. We enjoyed our visits with Ken and are blessed by the presence of his lovely daughter, Kathleen, in our family.

  • Jen, TJ, and Mic Hayes

    Peace and comfort to all of Ken’s family and friends.

  • Rebecca Gonzales

    May you rest in peace sir. It was my pleasure knowing you in my teens and adult years. Kathleen and I have been forever friends and I will miss your sweet voice and face. To your entire family. May God and his Angel’s give you comfort, knowing Kenneth now sits in Heaven with God and he will always be watching out for you all. Until we meet again in the kingdom of Heaven! Love n prayers.

  • semper fi and God speed.

  • Janie A. Watts

    Kenneth was loved by all who knew him. I will always love him, will not forget him RIP Kenneth!!!

  • Rest in piece Ken, it was a blessing to know you. Thanks for your service to our country and for sharing your incredible daughter with me!

  • Pop & Mom Hayes

    So glad we got to know Ken prior to his illness. He fought the good fight .
    Kat & Russ – despite time and distance, you showed him the love, honor and respect he deserved. Our condolences to the entire family.

  • Chuck and Renae Crider

    Russ and Kathleen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Praying God’s strength, peace and love over you all.

  • Pop & Mom Hayes

    So glad to have known Ken prior to his illness.
    Kat & Russ, despite time and distance you showed Ken the love, honor and respect he deserved. Condolences to all family members.

  • Kenneth Davis

    I am proud to have been named after Uncle Kenneth, it is a big job. I can think of very few men I’ve loved, respected, and admired as him.

  • The Hemmelgarn’s

    We are thinking of you during this difficult time. May the condolences bring you comfort and our prayers ease your pain of loss.
    We thank Ken for his service and sacrifice to our country. I know he felt loved and supported by you Kat. We love you.

  • The Hemmelgarn’s

    We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. May the condolences bring you comfort and our prayers ease your pain of loss.
    We thank Ken for his service and sacrifice to our country. I know he felt loved and supported by you Kat. We love you.

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