Barry “B.K.” Byrns age 61 passed away on December 26, 2017 in his country home of Munfordville, Kentucky. He was born on November 12, 1950 in Kessinger, to the late Keith & Dorothy Raley Byrns. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren (Travis, Brooklynn, Caitlin, Emerson, and Zachary), each of whom was far too loud for him at one time or another; 2 children (Stacy and Brian), at least one of whom gave him more than his fair share of gray hairs, and was preceded in death by 1 child (Dawn), who got away with everything according to at least one of the other children; and his wife (Faye) who he drove crazy at least as much as she did him. B.K. was a Renaissance man in his own right. He spent over 42 years working as a mechanic and supervisor at L&N and CSX railroad, finally retiring in 2010. He served his country for 7 years as a member of the Army National Guard. He was an avid hunter and, in the Fall, could often be found camped out in his deer stand. His favorite color was camouflage. His idea of entertainment was alternately binge watching “Pawn Stars” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” He was an engineer without a degree and a talented musician who never picked up a string instrument he couldn’t play--from a banjo to a concert violin. His idea of a perfect family vacation was loading his wife and 3 kids in the car and heading to the lake whenever the trout were being stocked so all 5 could “catch” their limit of 8 trout for the day. He was a connoisseur of deer meat. He was as loyal as an old dog, never minced words, and despised political correctness. His signature look was comprised of pocketed t-shirts, flannel, camo, a full, bushy beard and an untamed mane of hair long before “Duck Dynasty” ever hit the airwaves. There was never a question where you stood with him. He was dragged into the age of technology kicking and screaming and left this world refusing to use a cell phone. He spent just 3 months courting the love of his life before he married her and spent the next 48 years loving her with his whole heart. Though he left us too early, he lived long enough to return to his beloved home of Kessinger, where he’d longed to return since he left in 4th grade. He was brilliant and witty and sarcastic and hilarious and blunt and gruff and as tender hearted as they come. This world will not soon see the likes of him again.
Funeral services for Barry "B.K." Byrns will be 11am Saturday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Bro. Bradley Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cub Run with military honors provided by the Disabled American Veterans of Glasgow. Visitation will be Friday from 3-8pm and after 9am Saturday at the Sego Funeral Home.