Brandon Lee Barbo, age 19, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, in rural Kearny County, Kansas. He was born January 18, 2000, in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of Benjamin and Jessica (Randolph) Barbo.
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Brandon grew up in Ulysses and graduated from Ulysses High School in 2018, and was currently a student at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas. He was active in theatre, music and tennis. Brandon’s life-long dream and greatest passion was to be a member of the US Army, Air Borne Division. He had joined the Grant County Fire Department and had plans to study fire science in college. Brandon enjoyed racing sprint cars, he had an unmatched sense of humor, loved his family and giving hugs. He had an inquisitive mind and was very knowledgeable about all wars. Brandon was a computer wiz and a master of video games. He had a natural talent playing the guitar.
Brandon is survived by his parents, Ben and Jessica Barbo of Ulysses; sister, LynDen Barbo of Ulysses; girlfriend, Skylynn Lane of Ulysses; grandparents, Tracy and James Byers of Balko, Oklahoma, Jeff and Nancy Randolph of Garden City, Kevin and Debra Barbo of Ulysses, Robin and Keith Dugan of Falcon, Colorado, Mike and Laurie Reid of Colorado Springs, Colorado; great-grandparents, Vic and Millie Barbo and Chuck and Mary Griffith; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Brandon is preceded in death by his great-grandparents Cliff and Joyce Randolph, Peggy Dailing, and Lee Crawford.
Memorial service will be Friday, April 5, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the Oasis Church in Ulysses with Pastor Garrett Gretz officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to National Epilepsy Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.