Clifton Eugene Kenne

Clifton Eugene Kenne, of Yorktown (formerly of Cuero) was born Jan. 10, 1931 went to be with the Lord on Saturday March 22, 2014, 40 days after his 83rd birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Dell Kenne of Yorktown, two brothers, Buster Kenne and James Kenne and a sister Dorothy Thieme. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years Aileen (Bohach) Kenne. Two sons, Sheldon Kenne and wife Mary Ann of Yorktown, and Stephen Kenne and wife Janie of Missouri City, grandchildren Clayton Kenne and wife Christina of Yoakum, Dustin Kenne and wife Kerry of Cuero, Barton Kenne of Corpus Christi, Kaci Howell and husband Trey of Sugarland, Kelli Dougharty and husband Neil of Pearland, a brother Wilbur Kenne and wife Ruth of Yorktown, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Clifton proudly served in the army. He was a member of the VFW in Cuero, for many years he volunteered as Santa Claus at the VFW Christmas dinner. He retired from the State of Texas Highway Department where he drove dump trucks and had a gift with a maintainer. After retirement he could often be found napping in his pickup under a big oak tree. If you happened to wake him he would say he’s checking the cows. When he was checking on those cows he would be boasting about his Astros, or his Cowboys, or his Spurs depending on the season. He kept his finger on the pulse of South Texas oil and gas industry and had no problem pulling up to a rig site and asking the hands how it was going. At other times he spent his time playing dominoes or Texas Hold’em with his family and friends. Clifton always had a story for anyone wanting to sit on the porch. His smile would light up a room and his banter could not be matched, he always had a quick wit and kept his family on their toes. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday March 24, 2014 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. March 25, 2014 at Massey Funeral Home. Interment will be at Nordheim Cemetery. Pallbearers: nephews Oliver Thieme, Norvell Thieme, Clarence Thieme, Clint Leister, George Dueser, and Karl Dueser. You are invited to sign online guestbook at Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, Texas, 361-564-2900.

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