Kenneth Hugh Flournoy passed away peacefully in Liberty on Wednesday, July 24, surrounded by his loving family. Ken was born on Nov. 2, 1938 at Mercy Hospital in Liberty to Keith Flournoy and Pearl LaCour Flournoy.
Ken was born and raised in Liberty. After graduating from Liberty High School, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English. He was a teacher in Houston for several years before becoming a well-known tomato farmer and the owner of Barken farms. The name “Barken” originated by combining the first three letters of his beloved wife’s name, Barbara, and the first three letters of his name. Ken had a strong foundation in the First United Methodist Church. He loved being outdoors landscaping and farming. He also had a passion for reading, watching CNN and studying religion. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 37 years, Barbara Flournoy; daughter, Erika Flournoy; daughter, Dran Alessi; son, Sean Flournoy and wife Carole Smith; son, Evan Stone; daughter, Stacie Webb and husband Stacy; grandchildren, Gabriella, Astrid, Hannah and Aaron; and sister, Glenda Curl. In addition, he leaves behind numerous other loving family members and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575. A memorial service and celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. at Allison Funeral Service.
Memories and/or a word of tribute can be shared with the family by visiting AllisonFuneralService.com.