Ben Allen Burns III

  • Born: August 15, 1982
  • Died: June 20, 2017
  • Location: Utica, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family


Ben Allen Burns III, 34, of Utica, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was a 2001 graduate of Daviess County High School. Ben was a great athlete and excelled at golf. Following high school he followed his passion and became a fourth generation farmer in the Utica area. He worked closely with his father who came to rely on Ben for many things; including his expertise on computers, spraying, running the dryer, driving trucks and countless other tasks that come with farming. Ben was a loyal John Deere man and was proud of his nice collection of miniature tractors.

He had recently attended Bellevue Baptist Church but considered his home church to be Panther Creek Baptist. Ben enjoyed golfing with his father, especially at Ben Hawes and The Summit. Just this past Saturday, he birdied his final hole of golf. Within the last couple years he became an enthusiastic hunter and spent a good deal of time tinkering with guns and target shooting. Ben was a humble, selfless and outgoing man with a huge heart. He had a special relationship with his step-daughter, Julia, who was like a daughter to him. She'll miss his playful antics and sense of humor. He never met a stranger and will be dearly missed by many.

Ben was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Mary Ellen Burns and Bernard and Bobbie Sublett.

He is survived by his wife of six years, Kalyn Burns; step-daughter, Julia Jones; parents, Ben Allen Burns, Jr and Pam Burns; sisters, Leslie Peveler and her husband Kevin and Mandy Walker and her husband Ben; nieces, Madallyn Peveler, Blaire-Bennett Walker, Annie Powers and Molly Fiorella; nephews, Jake Peveler, Jay Powers, Tate Powers and Griffin Fiorella; in-laws, Jody and Paula Fiorella; sister-in-law, Kelly Powers and her husband Jason; brother-in-law, Terrill Fiorella and his wife Magan; and his beloved dog, Kirby.

The service will be at 12:00 PM Friday, June 23 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Rev. Eddie Duke will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 until 8:00 PM and after 10:00 AM on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Julia Jones Trust Fund C/O any South Central Bank Branch.

Condolences may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Allen and Pam, I just heard about Ben. I have the sweetest memories of him from Panther Creek Baptist Church. I will cherish those and keep all of you in my prayers. The world is a better place today because Ben was here, and I am thankful to have known him.

Posted by Nancy BELL - Radcliff, KY - friend   August 03, 2017

Even though I did not know your son, his grandfather Ben Allen Burns was my first cousin. We are saddened by your loss and send heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

Posted by Becky Baker Mylum - Wilson, NC - Family   June 28, 2017

Burns Family, there are no adequate words to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. May your faith and wonderful memories comfort you and yours. God bless and keep you now and always.

Posted by Christy Hall - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 25, 2017

My heart is so heavy for your loss! Words do not express my sorry in Ben's passing. My God continue to Lift you up during this difficult time and and wrap His loving arms around your family!!!

Posted by Pat Bosley - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 24, 2017

Allen, Pam and family, I am so very sorry! Praying for all of you.

Posted by Gayle Brown - Utica, KY - Family Friend   June 24, 2017

Today's service was so beautiful. I have the greatest memories at Ben's house across from Hillcrest golf course. I will never forget countless hours swimming and most importantly, playing Mike Tyson's punch out on Ninetendo. Ben, may you rest in peace and when we meet again, you better have us a good tee time!!

Posted by Nathan Morgan - Louisville, KY - Friend   June 23, 2017

Pam and Allen I have so many memories of Ben and Greer, I smile when I remember their antics!

Posted by Robin Moorman - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 23, 2017

Prayers to family

Posted by Tom Whitford - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 23, 2017

Alice and I are so sorry for your loss. Ben was such a great guy. I loved coaching him during our baseball years. He worked so hard. We are in Pennsylvania right now and are sorry we couldn't be there with you. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you.

Posted by Greg and Alice Barnard - Philpot, KY - Friend   June 23, 2017

Our deepest condolences on your loss. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult time.

Posted by Sam & Dina Smith - Hardinsburg, KY - Friend   June 23, 2017

Saddened by news of Ben's passing. Prayers and blessings.

Posted by Barbara Martin - Owensboro, KY   June 23, 2017

Prayers to Ben's family. He was an incredible person who loved others deeply and always had a smile on his face.

Posted by Jenny Chavez Cooper - St. Augustine, FL - Friend   June 22, 2017

Allen and Pam, we were so sorry to hearing about Ben. Our condolences to you and your family and friends. Jodie and Melinda Pennington

Posted by Jodie and Melinda Pennington - Conway, AR - Family Friend   June 22, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray that God comforts and sustains your family through the days ahead.

Posted by Pany Turley - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Maury and Annette Schaefer

Posted by Annette Schaefer - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

Ben was such a nice gentleman. I remember him as a good friend of my daughter Christy Arnold. So courteous and always smiling. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray for comfort during this time. God bless

Posted by Sheila Arnold - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

The Burns Family, You have my condolences and will be in my thoughts.

Posted by Tom Timbrook - Hartford, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

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Dearest Pam, Leslie, Mandy, and Kelly,
I am so so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. I am keeping you and the rest of Ben's family in my thoughts.

Posted by Lynne Beavers - Owensboro, KY   June 22, 2017

Our entire family sends our deepest sympathy to the Burns family. It is with sad hearts that we recall so many memories of Ben as he was growing up...elementary school, playing at the farm with Andrew, and high school golf just to name a few. Ben could always make us smile. We send love and prayers for comfort and peace as you face the days ahead. The Warren Family - Hank, Susan, Ashley, and Andrew

Posted by Hank and Susan Warren - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   June 22, 2017

Pam and family,
So saddened to read of Ben's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you peace.

Posted by Nancy Eskridge - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

Sending each of you our heart-felt love and sympathy. . . praying for God's peace and strength to cover your dear family.
With love, gail & Drew Kirkland

Posted by Gail Kirkland - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

I was so deeply saddened to hear about Ben. I will always remember Ben with a golf club in his hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by kay heck - Bowling Green, KY   June 22, 2017

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Ben was such a sweet person and will be missed by so many.

Posted by William David (BB) and Judy Rowland - Whitesville, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

Allen and Pam, we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be comforted by the love and support of friends and family. Belinda and Randy

Posted by Belinda and Randy Saltzman - Bowling Green, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

So sorry to hear about the passing of Ben, you are in our prayers. Bobby and Tamela Brown

Posted by Tamela Brown - philpot, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know the entire Hamilton family sends you'll our love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Posted by Rose Hamilton Johnson - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   June 22, 2017

We need more kind guys like Ben. Not less. When I moved here in 2nd grade, I was smart and chose the big guy with a bigger heart to be my friend. Sending love and prayers.

Posted by Grant Short - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. May God bless him and your families at this special time.

Posted by Michael Wellman - Atlanta, GA - Family Friend   June 22, 2017

We are saddened to hear of your loss. praying for comfort and peace for your family.

Posted by Tim and Lisa Johnson - Utica, KY - Neighbor   June 22, 2017

I went to school with Ben from grade school up until high school and while we weren't close, I consistently saw his kindness and sweet smile shine through in everything he did. Super nice guy. I am so heartbroken. May his family find peace and comfort during this time.

Posted by Kendal Short (Martin) - Owensboro, KY - Classmate   June 22, 2017

So sorry for your loss...prayers for everyone

Posted by Debbie Shuler - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

I am heartbrokened to hear about Ben. I'm praying you are feeling God's loving arms around you.

Posted by Emma Crowe - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 22, 2017

My heart aches for you. May God cradle you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

Posted by Emma Crowe    June 22, 2017

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Ben Allen and Pam,

Debbie and I were so saddened to hear of the death of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We send our deepest condolences.

Posted by Tom & Debbie Morgan - Mt. Olive, NC - Friend   June 21, 2017

Our deepest condolences to Burns family. Our prayers for you.

Posted by David M . Strawn - Springfield, IL - Friend   June 21, 2017

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news! We send out love and prayers for strength and peace for your family.

Posted by Rick & Ginny Curry - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will continue to help you have the strength to face the sad days ahead.

Posted by Melinda Kuegel Francis - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   June 21, 2017

Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers for your loss of Ben. Our prayer is that you will feel our Lord's loving, comforting arms around you in the days ahead and will feel His peace.

Posted by Mary and David Walter - Bowling Green,, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

Pam, I am so sorry about the death of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Paula Settle

Posted by Paula Settle - Stanton, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Family and friends will remain in my prayers.

Posted by Donna Goodall - Owensboro, KY - Acquaintance   June 21, 2017

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Always remember, Ben will be waiting for you to be called home. But until then, remember his smile and love for you Kayln. And keep it in your heart.
Ross and Alice Jewell - Friends

Posted by Alice Jewell - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Pam and Jack Blackstone and family - Bloomington, IN - Family Friend   June 21, 2017

I am praying for your family. May God be with you all during this time. Keep the faith. Love you all very much.

Posted by Ann Marie Williams - Bloomfield, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for healing and comfort for your family

Posted by Pat Atherton - Owensboro, KY - Acquaintance   June 21, 2017

Dear Burns family-I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Prayers for you all.

Posted by Donna Ross    June 21, 2017

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Sheila Estes - Lewisport, KY   June 21, 2017

My heart breaks for you all!

Posted by Darlene Runyon - Friend   June 21, 2017

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Paula and Jody. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in my prayers

Posted by Karen Aud - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

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Leslie I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers

Posted by Karen Aid - Owensboro, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

My deepest condolence to Ben's family. He was a great guy and he will be missed very much.

Posted by Matt Vanover - Lexington, KY - Friend   June 21, 2017

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So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Carroll Laswell - Owensboro, KY - Neighbor   June 21, 2017

So sorry to hear the loss of Ben. He was a great guy. He was loved by so many. There are very few memories I have from high school without him in them. I will continue to pray for all of his family in this time of sorrow and for the many days and weeks to come.

Posted by Amy (Weidemann) Cox - Friend   June 21, 2017


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