obit: Kenneth G. Kohut
San Marcos Kenneth G. Kohut of San Marcos passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the age of 78.
He was born in San Antonio on July 2, 1928, to Adolph Joe "Shorty" and Pezzie Amelia (Wimberley) Kohut.
Kenneth graduated from San Marcos High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947 and was honorably discharged in the rank of Hospital Apprentice 1st Class. Since returning to San Marcos, Kenneth was a member of the Heritage Association and a charter member of the Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery, serving on its board for eight two-year terms.
He always had a keen interest in Texas history, being a decedent of John Thompson who fought in the Battle of Independence. It was his great-great-grandfather, Stephen F. Austin, who brought the original 300 families to Texas, and whose son Joseph fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. His great-grandmother, Amanda Jackson Wimberley was in the Runaway Scrape and married Pleasant Wimberley, for whom the town of Wimberley was named.
His parents and adopted dad Frank Tibbetts preceded him in death.
He is survived by a brother, Lester Joe Kohut of San Marcos; nieces Debbie Fruithandler and husband Eric of Coppell; Delaine Johnson and husband Charlie of Dallas, Jacque Hanson and husband Jeff of Arlington, Jessica Kohut of San Marcos, and Melissa Hardi and husband Bryan of Elgin; seven great-nephews; and one great-niece.
Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in San Marcos, with Dr. James A. McKibbin officiating. Interment will follow at the San Marcos Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Windham, Charles Blankenship, John Ballard, Lewis Stewart, Gerald Champagne and Joe Bostwick. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery and the Heritage Association.
Contributions in memory of Kenneth may be made to the First Christian Church, 3105 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX 78666, Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery, Attn: Cemetery Commission, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, Tx. 78666, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, TX, 353-4311.
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San Marcos Daily Record - (Jan/5/2007)