December 23, 1956 ~ July 1, 2022

Born in: Daviess County, , KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Kenneth R. Clary, 65, of Owensboro, passed away, Friday, July 1, 2022 at Wellington Parc in Owensboro. He was born December 23, 1956 in Daviess County, KY to the late Bill and Jackie Maxwell Spence. Kenneth was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church, US Marine Corp. Veteran, where he was a recon marine, repel master, he also served in the Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Kenneth was a 1974 graduate of Apollo High School, a former Daviess County Deputy Sheriff, and retired with over 20 years working for the US Postal Service as a supervisor. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, and loved his grandchildren. He was very giving of his time in helping others, loved old muscle cars, was a worker, and was roadside assistance to a lot of kids over the years.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Janie Clary and Sandi Roberts.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Mary Bickett Clary, his children, Dustin (RaKay) Clary, Nicky (Gary Wayne) Kessinger, Adam Clary, Logan (Kari) Clary, Trevor (Natalie) Lopez, Paul Thomas Lopez, Julia (Aaron) Hagan, and Anna (Justin) McKay, siblings, Billy Clary and Joe (Judy) Clary of Owensboro. Kenneth was blessed with 19 grandchildren, Kadin, Olivia, Austin, Peyton, Travis, Grant, Parker, Jayde, Stella, Logan, Elizabeth, Nolan, Grace, Cecila, Lydia, Maggie, William, Anna Lee, Asher.

Funeral mass will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at St. Martin Catholic Church, with Father Pat Bittel officiating. Burial will be in St. Raphael Cemetery in West Louisville. Friends may visit with Kenneth’s family on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 3PM-6PM at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory and from 9AM until time of service Wednesday at the St. Martin Catholic Church. Prayer’s service will held at 6:00PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathies may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky. 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. Clary. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Kenneth Clary and sign his virtual guestbook at


Funeral Mass: July 6, 2022 10:00 am

St. Martin Catholic Church
5856 KY 81
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: July 5, 2022 3:00 pm - July 5, 2022 6:00 pm

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

Visitation: July 6, 2022 9:00 am - July 6, 2022 10:00 am

St. Martin Catholic Church
5856 KY 81
Owensboro, KY 42301

Prayer Service: July 5, 2022 6:00 pm

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

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  1. Sending all of you guys love and comfort❤️Kenny was a wonderful man and is at peace❤️

  2. Mary praying for peace during this difficult time. Please know your family is there for comfort.

    Crystal and Kevin Richardson
    ( Bens sister and brother in law)

  3. May God comfort you as he leaves this life, and enters into eternal life well, and happy. The precious memories never leave. Sympathy from the Roach Family

  4. Prayers for Kenny’s family. He was always a great guy in high school. From his obit it sounds like he continued to be a great guy throughout his life.

  5. Marine Corps League W. J. Norris Detachment #804, Inc.,
    C/o 4100 Kipling Drive Owensboro, Kentucky 42303-7220

    In recognition of Kenneth R. Clary’s
    honorable service to the United States of America, and the United States Marine Corps; We extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God,
    Country, and Corps.
    Marines of Norris #804, Marine Corps League

  6. Prayers for Mary and family. Kenny was a favorite of mine, his smile and laugh was contagious. God bless the family with comfort at this time and the times to come.

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