January 2, 1938 ~ December 23, 2020

Born in: Metcalfe County, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Kenneth Wayne Stephens, 81, of Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Metcalfe County the son of the late Lester Marchel Stephens and Mary Pearl Witty Stephens.

Early in Kenneth’s life, at a very young age, he joined the US Army. After completing his duties, he worked at FRECC for over 13 years. After that he operated the Green Valley Pig Market, he helped build and operate the Mammoth Cave Livestock Market and stayed there for almost 7 years. Kenneth held a position as Barren County Deputy Sheriff for nearly 3 years, a job he truly enjoyed. Although he had several jobs in his lifetime, he was a farmer first. Later on, as he became less mobile, he and Barbara would go to his workshop, Kenneth would sit on his stool and Barbara would bring him all the tools and materials needed. Together they have built many beautiful pieces of furniture, some to sell, but a lot was made for his family which he loved dearly.

Survivors include his wife, whom he married September 6, 1958, Barbara Stephens; two sons, Danny Stephens (Tammy) and Dennis Stephens (Sherry) both of Glasgow; grandchildren, Kattie Wyatt, Shellie Bowling (Trey), Dusty Stephens (Bailee), Hunter Stephens, Dillon Clark (Ashley), Casey Chudy (Kendall), Bryn Wells (Jeff), Clay Stephens (Amber), Luke Stephens, and Landen Stephens (Kelsey); 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Stephens (Ann) of Bon Ayr and Joe Stephens (Bobbi) of Glasgow; one daughter-in-law, Missy Stephens of Glasgow.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Stephens; two brothers, Roger Stephens, and Ronnie Stephens.

Funeral service will be 2:00pm Tuesday, December 29th at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Bowles Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the DAV Chapter #20. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and on Tuesday morning until time for the service at the funeral home.

For those not able to attend, the service will be live streamed at 2:00pm Tuesday at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Stephens. Please share your condolences with the family at

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  1. We are thinking of you all. Kenneth had a great sense of humor and charm and I know he will be missed greatly. Prayers and love to your family.

  2. Barbara and family, hugs and prayers go out to you all. Kenneth was such a wonderful person and always met me with something funny to say. I know he will truly be missed. May God surround you all with His peace and comfort in the coming days.

  3. Barbara, our love to you and all the family. Prayers for blessings of peace and comfort. Barry and Debbie Stephens

  4. Barbara and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kenneth was such a good friend to my daddy. I will never forget the last time we talked. He came over to visit with dad at my house just before daddy went to assisted living. The two of them had the greatest time remembering the “good ole days”. It was a joy to listen to them. Prayers for comfort in the coming days. Vickie Vance McPherson

  5. Prayers for the family. Kenneth has always been a special person. I know he will be miss by all.

  6. Barbara and family,
    So sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. Prayers for comfort and peace during this time of grief.

    Wayne and Marla Moore Calvert

  7. Barbara, Danny, Tammy, Dennis, Sherry – grandkids & great grandkids – Kenneth was one of a kind – lived a good life – loved his family and friends. I fondly remember his laugher – he loved to pick and torment ;). Always with a twinkle in his eye … A good man. A good life.

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