Kenneth Lee Redfearn aka: Kenny and papaw, was born October 17, 1942 in Springfield,MO. He was an only child to Leroy Faye Redfearn and Helen Pauline Redfearn. He was born in Missouri, but moved to Houston when he was in grade school. He attended Waltrip high school. He joined the army out of high school and served for four years. After his stay in the army that took him as far as Germany, he moved back to the Houston area.
Kenny grew up hunting with his dad, and his time in the service grew his passion for firearms. He eventually became a small business owner and opened Buck’s Gun Shop in the 70’s. He shared his passion for firearms up until the end of his life. He was excellent shot and enjoyed shooting in the Texas Historical Shooters Society (THSS) in Columbus, TX in the 90’s. He was an active member in the Houston Gun Collectors Association and a lifetime member of the NRA.
He had a race car for a while and even raced Richard Petty one time. He never lost his old racer spirit. Every time you would be at a stoplight there was no doubt that it was a competition to snap and see who had the best reaction time when the light changed. He loved being outdoors and did part of that by riding ATVS and motorcycles. He made sure both son’s had a motorized vehicle to ride when we were very young and he taught us how to ride them and maintain them. Some of his favorite places included Sam Houston National Forest, Big Bend, Uvalde and White Sands New Mexico. If you went on vacation, you were headed west. He always said burry me out west in a pine box. His final resting place will be in Veterans Cemetery of Houston in the closest thing we could find as a “Pine Box”.
He is preceded in death by his father Leroy Faye and mother Helen Pauline. He is survived by his first son Kenneth Lee Redfearn Jr., his wife Beth and his two sons Cody and Dalton. His second born child Jason Redfearn, his wife Brandy and two children Jodie and Jacob.
He will truly be missed even though he could be a mess at times.
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