Kenneth W. K. Haynie, Jr., 88, of Beaumont, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A native of Beaumont, he was born on May 10, 1926, to Lena Stephens Haynie and W.K. Haynie, Sr. He attended local schools and after graduation from Beaumont High School he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, where he proudly served his country in the Pacific during World War II and was wounded on Imo Jima and awarded a Purple Heart Medal. Ken was married to Betty Lord, the daughter of Judge and Mrs. O.M. Lord of Beaumont. He graduated from Lamar University with honors and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, and an active life member of Chapter 1991 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. After forty-one years of service from Gulf States Utilities Company, he retired as Art Director in their Advertising Department. After retirement, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, painting, wood carving, and time spent at time at the beach house with his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years, Betty; grandson, Josh Dunman and sister, Virginia Singleton. Survivors include his children, Bill Haynie and his wife, Kay, of St. Marys, Georgia; Jane Whynot of La Porte; Richard Haynie and his wife, Robin, of Athens; and Mary Sue Buckland of Deer Park; grandchildren, Rachel Haynie, Chelsea Hughes, Katie Oliver, Michael Haynie, Lauren Haynie, Sam Haynie, Tess Stedman, David Gibbs, and Adam Gibbs; great- grandchildren, Mary Jane Dunman and Tyler Scott Dunman; and sister, Frances Rouse. A gathering of Mr. Haynie's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014, at Magnolia Cemetery, under the direction of Broussard's. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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2000 McFaddin Street
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 21, 2014