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Kenneth "Kenny" Lee Byron

March 15, 1938 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Kenneth "Kenny" Byron Obituary

     Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Byron, age 85 of Harrisburg, passed away at 8:04 AM, Friday, November 24, 2023 at his home.

     Kenny was born on March 15, 1938 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late G. L. and Theda Maxine (Parish) Byron.  On July 19, 1958 he married Linda Schwartz and she survives.  Kenny proudly served his country in the United States Army as an MP. He was stationed in Oklahoma and Metz, France during most of his service. Kenny was a retired coal miner and supply clerk for Peabody Coal Company. Kenny loved his family deeply but first and foremost was his love for his Lord. Kenny was a member of the Harco Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was ordained in 1971 at Bankston Fork Baptist Church. Kenny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed, working in the yard, hunting, fishing, and woodworking.   

     In addition to his wife Linda, Kenny is survived by a daughter, Tamara Lee Byron-Hanson and husband Daniel of Harrisburg; son, Kevin Lee Byron and wife Claire of Jonesboro, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Dr. Breck Aaron Jones of Springfield; Briana Nichole Jones-Rasch and husband Keelin of Harrisburg; Brantlea Lynn Jones of Edwardsville; Parker Lee Byron of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Peyton Lynn Byron of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two great grandchildren: twin boys, Byron Louis Rasch and Seger Dane Rasch; sister, Linda Lou Williams and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon, Illinois;  and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Hill.

     Funeral services for Kenny Byron will be held at 1 PM, Monday, November 27, 2023 Stricklin Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Rev. David Miller will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the United States Army and the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Monday, November 27, 2023 at Stricklin Funeral Home in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Harco Baptist Church or the 4C’s.

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November 27, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Stricklin Funeral Home, Inc.
503 East Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Funeral Service
November 27, 2023

1:00 PM
Stricklin Funeral Home, Inc.
503 East Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946


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