He was born in Victoria County on Nov. 8, 1934 to Johnnie and Vida Hammack Bayer.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Abrameit Bayer and sons Kenneth Lee Bayer Jr. and Cameron Vowell Bayer along with numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Friends may sign the register book at Grace Funeral Home in Goliad on Wednesday, March 25, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church on Thursday, March 27 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Randy Bruno officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church prior to services on Thursday. Burial will follow in the Glendale Lutheran Church cemetery in Goliad.
Memorials in memory of Kenneth may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in Goliad or the American Cancer Society.