Long time civic leader and one of the founders of Tropicana Products has died.

Watauga Online reports Kenneth Alan Barnebey passed away on February 2nd.

Barnebey retired as Board Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana in 1981.

He served as a director of the Blowing Rock Stage Company, Blowing Rock Hospital, Blowing Rock Home for Women and was president of the Blowing Rock Country Club, and served with a number of civic and corporate organizations in Florida.

Barnebey was 86.

Information about services is available from Hampton Funeral Service.