Kenneth (Kenny) Birks, 78, a longtime resident of Paso Robles went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, 1645 Park St., Paso Robles.
Kenny was born March 28, 1940, in Albany, Calif., and moved to Paso Robles at age 4. While in high school, he drove trucks for the family cement business, Birks Ready Mix. He graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1958. Kenny enjoyed serving in the Coast Guard Reserves. He helped raise turkeys with his father in law. He also worked at the Paso Robles Cemetery and Quick Silver Mines. Finally, he retired from Hayward Lumber after 35 years. He volunteered as a docent at the Pioneer Museum and worked at the Salvation Army. Jack of all trades and master of most!
Kenny is survived by his wife, Ruby; sons, Will and Jon; daughter, Kendra; brother, Tommy Birks, sister, Linda Lareau; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Marie Birks, and brother, John Birks.