Kenny lived a storybook childhood in and around the family dairy farm near the banks of the Cimarron River. He attended Hillside School and graduated from Cushing High School in 1965. After graduation, Kenny attended NEO at miami, OK., but returned home a year later to attend Oklahoma State University and compete on the college rodeo circuit. He also met Jimalea Patterson, a Cushing girl and OSU student. The Vietnam War was raging,though and kenny joined the National Guard. After Basic Training, Kenny returned to Cushing, OSU and Jimalea. They were married August 1, 1968. Kenny worked at Kerr McGee Nuclear facility near Crescent.The couple eventually moved to Guthrie. In 1973 the couple became parents to two children within weeks of each other. Bill and Aryn became the focus of the family. Children, work, school and church all combined to make life full and busy. After Kerr McGee Kenny worked for Western Crude Oil in Cushing. As the company evolved through several corporate changes , he worked for them in different places and jobs eventually moving to the offices in downtown Oklahoma City. Kenny joined Environmental Management Inc. in 2002, where he worked for more than a dozen years gaining even more treasured friends. Later Kenny passed to his grandchildren his love of riding and hunting. he also loved to hunt and shoot with friends and work his beloved dogs.