I just found out ( I do not do Facebook very much)m so sad for you. When we last saw each other at the reunion, you talked so much about Kevinand how happy the two of you were I feel so badly. You are in my thoughts and I hope we can connect again very soon.
With my deepest sympathy,
I just found out today the passing of Kevin and am deeply sorry. I met him and Diana when Kelson worked for valet and then when he was in treatment. A truly wonderful man that has now joined his son. God Bless All
Hey Kevin. Can't believe it has already been more than two months since you left this world. We all miss you here. You are more than a cousin, you are my brother. I enjoy all the memories we made as kids at Granny's and your mama's. In 1987, I brought my "girlfriend" to Gerry's house to play chicken foot, cards, and watch the Cowboys. Can't tell you how much I appreciate your teaching Sharon "the correct way" to eat beans and cornbread: crumbled cornbread smothered with beans, not bowl of beans with cornbread on the side - who eats it that way? It means so much that years later you stood up as a groomsman on our wedding day. Thanks for being a BIG part of my life. ... til we meet again.
Hey Kevin. I have so many meaningful memories of us growing up. You are not only a cousin, but a brother. We played games and ate dinner together during the years I lived in Dallas. Aunt Gerry's house was a second home. In 1987, I brought my girlfriend, Sharon, to eat beans and cornbread "the correct way" with crumbled cornbread smothered by the beans instead of beans on the side. Thanks for standing up with me as a groomsman on my wedding day. Would not have been the same without you and Joan there. Thanks for the memories... until we meet again.
Dear Kevin, I knew you only through the wonderful things your Joan said about you. You made my dear old friend a happy woman and for that I bless your memory.
I know we haven't seen each other too much in the past years but the times we did were with that great guy you were married to. He was a big burly guy but like a big teddy bear on the inside.
I hope that you will be able to remember Kevin with the great memories he has given you. On behalf of our family we were really glad to have been a part of such a wonderful man's life. Keep strong and hopefully our paths will cross again soon.
Love from all, Barney, Merina and families. xoxoxoxox
Joan, our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight Love from Harvey & Harriet in Surpise Arizona
It is difficult to write this in a public venue but we want our Noni to be able to see these words that we sometimes forgot to say aloud.
How very lucky we all are that you chose our Aunt Noni to share your life with. Your years together showed me what marriage could look like and let me say, you two set the bar high. When I moved to Texas, You took care of me and helped me out many times when I needed a dad, but mine was so far away. You always acted so selflessly, even though times were very difficult, and I will never forget this. Thank you for always being there.
In later years Ryan and I were blessed by your friendship and we are so grateful for this. You taught me about gardening and cooking and were the only person who still called me “DiDi.” You were an absolutely wonderful uncle to Ryan, Me, Lin and Ji and treated us as part of the gang. You instantly made us part of your wonderful extended family for which we are ever so grateful. You were a brother and best friend to Daddy. Mom and Dad loved spending time with you and Noni. You were the go to guy for so many of us, always ready to help or lend a hand. Your strong spirit, persistence, strength, loyalty and devotion to your loved ones - our Noni, Kelson, Granny,and all of your wonderful family and friends were so evident. We miss you so dearly and will carry you in our hearts always.
You continue to be in our thoughts even though some time has passed since you lost your sweet Kevin. Reality is starting to set in now, and I am sure many feelings have surfaced as you try to reorganize your life. May you find peace in the memories you have of your life together. We had heard you talk of Kevin for many years before we actually met him at Lauren and Jason's wedding and my first thoughts of this "mystery man" was "what a sweet, loving man." I just wish we had the opportunity to get to know him better.
Joan, I know you will truly miss Kevin and I pray for all of you. I remember Kevin to be such a interesting person and one that loved you so much. We have known each other for such a long time my memory is some what suspect as you well know. Kevin had to be very special to put up with all of us over the years. I will never understand why things happen the way they do but always know that you have many friends that love you.
Joan, I believe I only briefly met Kevin, so you would think that I didn't know him well. But, I knew you a long time before Kevin and I always believed that I did know him because of what he was to you, a loving partner in life, and your world brightened when he came into it. I think of you every day and pray that time will heal the pain you are going through. Love always, Lou
I could not have asked for a more loving brother. You were always there for me. I have so many great memories of the great times we spent together and even those sad times were easier to bear because I knew you had my back. I am so thankful for the time we were able to spend together at the lake in June with Joan and Mom. I miss your big smile, your infectious laughter and your awesome bear hugs. I love you baby brother!!!
Kevin, I will hold close the precious memories of huge bear hugs, laughing at hilarious jokes, sharing family meals in your mama's kitchen, roaring and cheering for the Cowboys in your mama's living room, celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas at Kathy's home and finally sharing and celebrating our wedding with you standing beside us as our Groomsman. I am so grateful for our precious joyous memories and look forward to gathering together again at God's throne where we will never again suffer the loss of those we love.
Being only one year apart, Kevin and I were pretty close as children. When we all came together at a family gathering we would always gravitate together.
One time we were playing in Memaw's backyard and we decided the swing set was our "house". One end was his house and the other end was mine and we were busy fixing up our "homes" with toys from the yard. A little seat for my end and old pots and pans for his end. The next thing I knew he was coming around the house dragging a little blue plastic swimming pool. I asked him if I could have it and he told me no, that he always wanted a home with a pool. When I think of Kevin, that memory always stands out.
When his birthday would roll around, I enjoyed getting him "old age" cards and would tease him that he would always be one year older than me...
Time, extended family, and "life" came along and all of us "cousins" went in separate directions... but we all have special memories of those innocent childhood times. I loved Kevin and I'm glad I have those memories from younger days.
I think of you often Joan and I'm so sorry for your devastating loss... With all my love...
Joan, I never had the pleasure to meeting Kevin, but I do know he had to be a wonderful person because you loved him. Praying for you and the family.
Joan, I never had the chance to meet Kevin, but I do know I would have liked him very much, simply because you loved him so much. You are in my prayers always.
I had no idea Kevin passed away until Monday, August 5th! My heart is joyful that such a wonderful guy such as Kevin is now with Our Lord, Jesus Christ. I met Kevin while Kelson was suffering through his illness and we became instant friends. He was someone who would embrace everyone with a hug and a smile. I will miss you my friend, but I know you're in a better place. May God bless, Granny, Joan, Diana and Kevin's entire family during this time of bereavement.
I went to high school with Kevin and have thought of him often through the years. It is so comforting to know how well thought of he was to everyone. To Kevin's family and friends, may the Lord comfort you and give you peace during this very difficult time.
Kevin you were always a joy to be around and your smile would light hearts. I am so thankful that God allowed us to be friends. Praying for God to fill all family with His Grace. Thank you for the memories
Kevin how completely devastating and unbelievable that you are gone. I carry an emptiness knowing I will not see you again. My heart is with you and your family.
My prayers and deepest sympathies to Joan and all of Kevin's family. He was such a friendly guy and as everyone else has said, he was always willing to lend a hand. If everyone modeled themselves after Kevin this world would be such a better place. RIP Kevin. Enjoy your time with Kelson and all your other departed friends and family. We will see you some time again. Wrap your arms around your dear Joan and provide her some comfort from afar during this difficult time.
we will missyou so much and allways go to remenber you big smile, you will be forever at our hearts.the clothes carpenter teem
we will missyou so much we remenber you big smille allways has for us,and forever you go to be on our hearts): the clothes carpenter workers.
People say death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but always remember LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family during this difficult time. Love, Terry, Cathy and Family
I'm going to miss you so much, Uncle Kevin!
Kevin, I remember you well when we were young and you ARE all the kind things everyone has written about you. I was only a few years younger than you but still you treated me as an equal when older kids considered me a brat! I loved you for that. Many years past that we lost but seeing you in May felt as tho we had never been apart. You were always and forever will be tucked away in a special place in my heart to be remembered and never forgotten. I Love ya cousin!! Praying for comfort and peace for your beautiful wife, loving mother, sister and wonderful Diane.
he was very sincere and super fun to be with.always willing to help out in any way!!!!!
So sorry for this loss! Kevin was always so upbeat, we all could learn from something from him. Rip!
My prayers go out to the family. Gone but never forgotten. He is with loved ones in heaven
Praying for all of you. I am so sorry. I love you.
Our sincerest sympathies Joan on your loss. Thinking of you. Kathie & Don Vancouver
Gone from our lives but never from our now aching hearts. We are shattered. Now come all the words we never wanted to write and sentiments we never wanted to utter, but we must. Kevin, you made the world a better place for so many of us, with your warm smile and big heart. Lest we forget how fragile we all are. We will never forget you, and we pledge our love and support to Joan. Ian and Laura ‘Trudy', ‘Lucy' Miller.
Every time I with you, you made me smile...tell my daddy I miss him, and I will see you both again in that day.
Our sincerest sympathy to Joan and the family for the loss of Kevin. What a shock! So young, so very nice to all those around him, such a good person. R.I.P. Kevin, you will be missed. All our love: Billy & Connie Bird.
Trudy, here to say you will be miss by all. All my love and prays to Joan, and the family..
My Husband, my heart. You are with Kelson in Heaven now. I am so lucky to have known true love and happiness as your wife and best friend. Forever, Joan xxo