John Michael ”Mike”

November 20, 1963 ~ February 20, 2022

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

John Michael ”Mike”  Head, 58, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2022, after suffering a stroke, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.  He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on November 20, 1963, to the late James Russell Head and Jo Ann White Head.

Mike was employed by Safety Environmental Technologies as a Safety Environmentalist.  He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Faith Formation Committee, and an Oblate at St. Meinard.  He was a very Godly and holy man, and family oriented.  He was crafty with woodworking, enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping, and Anselm Pipes business.

Along with his parents, Mike is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ron Keckler, and his step-father-in-law, Randy Bazal.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kim Keckler Head; his children Katelyn Head Cooper (Connor), James “Jamie” Head, and Kristen Head; his siblings Jody Head (Karen) and Jennifer Head Clark; nieces and nephews Chandler Head, Caroline Head, Catherine Head, Christina Head, Brandon Clark, Jessica Clark and Megan Conn; brother-in-law Jeff Keckler; and his mother-in-law Jan Bazal.

Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Precious Blood Catholic Church, with Father Bruce McCarty presiding.  Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 25, 2022, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory.  Prayers will be said at 6:30 pm.  A second visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Precious Blood Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the children’s education fund.  Checks can be made payable to Mrs. Head, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Head.  Share your messages of condolence with the family of John Michael Head and sign his virtual guestbook by going to



Visitation: February 25, 2022 4:00 pm - February 25, 2022 7:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Prayers: February 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: February 26, 2022 9:00 am - February 26, 2022 11:00 am

Precious Blood Catholic Church
3306 Fenmore Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: February 26, 2022 11:00 am

Precious Blood Catholic Church
3306 Fenmore Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. We have known each other since we were 5 years old. Mike Head you have been my lifesaver many times through the years. But one particular moment comes to mind, was when Jennifer Clark and I snuck my mom’s car keys out and took her car for a joy ride. I was only 15 and needless to say, had no idea how to drive. He came and saved us and drove the car back. Mom never knew until many years later. Mike, I will miss your sweet smile and glorious personality. RIP my friend. My Blessings go out to all his family during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Kim, Katelyn, Jamie and Kristen,
    There are no words that can reach the depth of your grief. Mike was an extraordinarily good person. He will be missed by so many people. Know that you are all being held in prayer and love during this most difficult time. In deepest sympathy, Marian J. Lanham (Joe Kaminski’s aunt)

  3. Mike was a man of respect, honor, care, grace, faith and love for his church and family. It has truly been an honor of knowing him and sharing the friendship with our families over the years. As a friend, best man at our wedding, godfather to our daughter, and a part of our family through the friendship, you will never be forgotten.

    The world will be different from now on without your physical presence, but you are an angel watching over Kim, Katelyn, Jamie, and Kristen.

    Until we meet again dear friend in the heavens…

    Joe, Patty, Lydia and Nathan Kaminski

  4. Thought and prayers for the entire family. We were in grade school together and I always thought well of Mike. I’m so sorry for your loss,

  5. We live next door to Mike and Kim but unfortunately don’t know them well. I had a very bad accident last May in my yard. Mike was there when the ambulance came and called my husband to tell him what happened. I wanted to talk to Mike to thank him but never did…thinking I would just catch him in the yard one day. I so regret not going to knock on his door. Praying for the family!

  6. I knew Mike through an online forum called Badger & Blade. He was a fine gentleman and caring soul. I always enjoyed his photos of camping and pipes. A wealth of knowledge that he loved to pass along and share. He will be missed.

  7. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mike in person but knew him from an online forum. He would often post photos of him and his wife and family. You could tell he was so proud of his family. I remember not long ago he posted a picture of his lunch that his daughter had made for him with a note telling him to have a good day and that she loved him and you could tell that just made his day. My deepest condolences to the family.

  8. This hits so very hard for my children, my ex wife, and myself. We enjoyed many family adventures together as our children grew. Lots of late nights with kids running around just having a good time. Road trips to Louisville, Lexington, my Grandparent’s place in Eastern Kentucky, and a variety of excurions in Western KY and Southern Indiana. Mike was a gentle soul who cared deeply about others and put his family first. Our kids may have been 6-7 hurs away from one another but they have grown up together and they always saw Kim and Mike as another Aunt and Uncle. To say he will be missed is an understatement. My deepest condolences to Mike’s siblings, his wife Kim, and his 3 incredible children.

  9. On behalf of his brothers in spirit, we are saddened to have lost a dear friend and an awesome mentor.
    Though many of us knew Mike only from his online persona at B&B, he showed time and again the depth of his caring and concern for his fellow man.
    His advice and help for all who asked was given happily and showed him to be the kind of man we all wish we could be.
    Our deepest condolences to his family and friends who have lost so much in his passing.

  10. I only knew, Mike from co-moderating with him on Badger and Blade. But even on-line it was easy to see the type of person he is. I will truly miss my interactions with him. Let me offer my deepest condolences to all of his family and friends at this time of loss.

    God Bless.

  11. I am so sorry for the loss and grief you all are going through. I can not stop thinking of you all and each time I do I pray for God to hold you all in His arms and bring you all peace.

    I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Ephesians 3:16-17

    Love you all.

  12. May you rest in peace!

    Prayers are in order for Mike and the family so sorry for the loss he was a top shelf man with much character.


    John Hill

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