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David Kenefake

September 2, 1924 — August 5, 2017

David Kenefake

David Andrew Kenefake, 92, passed away on August 5, 2017. Mr. Kenefake was born on September 2, 1924, in Robinson, Illinois, to Martin James and Etta Pearl (Stewart) Kenefake. Dave was an Air Force Major and a veteran of WWII. After the war, he met Dixie Donaldson in Perry Oklahoma and they were married there October 6, 1951.

He was a Deacon of the First Christian Church in Pettus, an active member of the Normanna Volunteer Fire Department and retired as a Major in the Air Force Reserve. He worked for many years as plant foreman for Tidewater Oil Company, Getty Oil Company and Texaco. He gave to his community in many ways; as a baseball coach, Boy Scout Cubmaster and Scoutmaster and often volunteered at Pettus ISD. His sons were inspired to continue his servant's heart and grew to support their communities as adults and they strive to pass this legacy to his grandchildren. Dave's family cherishes his integrity, silent strength, and love of God and family. His grandchildren spent many summer vacations with Grandpa where his character helped them grow from kids at play in the sandbox to the adults of strong character they are today.

Mr. Kenefake is survived by his wife, Dixie Kenefake, of Beeville; three sons, Dan Kenefake of Sachse, Texas and his wife Barbara, Dean Kenefake of Sugar Land, Texas and his wife Karen and Daryl Kenefake of The Woodlands, Texas; seven grandchildren, David Keith Kenefake and his wife Sara, Tyler Christian Kenefake, Garrett Reid Kenefake, Christopher Alan Kenefake and his wife Yrnel, Kurt Andrew Kenefake, Alexandra Nicole Kenefake and Dustin Ryan Kenefake; two great grandchildren, Dean Austin Kenefake and Lillie Anne Kenefake; sister-in-law, Nancy Bay; nephew, Craig Bay and nieces, Jan Morton, Susan Ellis, and Amie Simmons.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the First Christian Church in Pettus, Texas with Rev. Clifford Archer officiating. Interment will follow at San Domingo Cemetery in Normanna, Texas.

The family would ask honorariums to be donations to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.


Galloway & Sons Funeral Home
409 N. Tyler
Beeville, TX  78102
Thursday, August 10, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Funeral Service

First Christian Church
501 Hodges Street
Pettus, TX  78146
Friday, August 11, 2017
2:00 p.m.


San Domingo Cemetery
Normanna, TX
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