American Veteran 01

Kenneth Ray Burkhead

September 26, 1942 ~ December 18, 2021 (age 79)


Kenneth Ray Burkhead, 79, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY, after a decades-long battle with COPD. He was born on September 26, 1942, in Hardin County, KY. Kenneth was a retired shipping foreman with Thoroughbred Containers and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Reba Perkins Burkhead; his brother, Robert "Bobby" Burkhead; and his parents, Wilbur and Marie Cundiff Burkhead.

Kenneth is survived by a daughter, Diane Carol Wight of Nashville, TN; a son, Darrell Ray Burkhead of Nashville, TN; and two sisters, Susie Burkhead Corder of Elizabethtown, KY, and Laura Jane Bracken of Spartanburg, SC.

Visitation is from 10 AM to 1 PM on December 30, 2021 at Legacy Funeral Center - Nunnelley Chapel, 4327 Taylor Boulevard, Louisville, KY, 40215. Masks are required. A short graveside service at New Albany National Cemetery, 1943 Ekin Avenue, New Albany, IN, 47150, will follow the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY. 


December 30, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Legacy Funeral Center-Nunnelley Chapel
4327 Taylor Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40215

Graveside Service
December 30, 2021

1:30 PM
New Albany National Cemetery
1943 Ekin Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150

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