Richard "Dick" Lamar Kernechel, Sr.

May 21, 1938 - July 06, 2021

Richard Kernechel, Sr.

Richard “Dick” Lamar Kernechel, 83, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  He was born on May 21, 1938, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, to Sarah Shaffer Kernechel and William Kernechel.  Mr. Kernechel is a United States Air Force Veteran.

He retired from Gulf Copper as a ship captain after over fifty years at sea.  Mr. Kernechel enjoyed saltwater fishing and lived as a Christian man.  He dedicated his time and money to help children at Voth Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughters, Vicki Gibbs, Lisa Bennett, and Kelly Keith, all of Lumberton; son, Richie Kernechel of Lumberton; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Walt Kernechel and his wife, Ann, of Pennsylvania; and numerous other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his wife of forty-seven years, Gloria Kernechel; parents; son, Randy Kernechel; and several siblings.

A gathering of Mr. Kernechel’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 9, 2021, at Voth Baptist Church, 11245 Church Road, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at 1:00 p.m., at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Thursday, July 08, 2021
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Voth Baptist Church Beaumont
11245 Church Road, Beaumont, Texas
Friday, July 09, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651
Alzheimer's Association
2909 W. Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77025-9992

Comments (2)

  • Tiffany long

    08 July 2021 at 16:31 | #

    I’m gonna miss you paw paw❤️


  • Brandon Brady

    08 July 2021 at 02:46 | #

    Always making sure I put god 1st.


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