Rev. Kenneth Bevel 77 of Ralls went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday September 13, 2014.
Ken was born January 26, 1937 in Robertson Texas to H.R. and Ethel Tidwell Bevel. He married his high school sweetheart Billy Switzer on January 23, 1955 in Cone Texas.
The First Baptist Church in Cone Texas licensed him to preach. He graduated with a BA at Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas in 1966. After graduation, Ken took his first pastorate at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mt. Moriah, Missouri. He attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City Mo. in 1967-1969. Ken pastored eleven years in Missouri and twenty five years in California. He served as interim pastor for several area churches.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Leslie Bevel.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Billy of Ralls, three sons; Monte Bevel and wife Terri of Lubbock, Michael Bevel of Ralls and John Bevel and wife Barbara of Loomis Ca. a sister-in law Connie Bevel of Angleton Texas. Ken also leaves behind five grand children Marla Woodward, Rusty Bevel, Joshua Bevel, Kayla Duffy, Nathan Bevel and eight great- grandchildren.
Services for Ken will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday September 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Ralls with the Rev. T.J. Messer officiating. Burial will follow in the Ralls Cemetery under the care of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls. A visitation will be held Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Ralls. The family suggest memorials be made to Integracare Hospice of Slaton.
Obituary courtesy of: Adams Funeral Home
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