William Kunkel

William Ray Kunkel

Thursday, November 22nd, 1928 - Monday, August 10th, 2020
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William Ray Kunkel, 91, of Waco, passed away, Monday, August 10, 2020. A graveside service will be 1 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2020, at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, 6296 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. with Pastor David Cozart officiating. The family will receive visitors, Thursday, August 13, from 5-7 p.m. at Pecan Grove Funeral Home 3124 Robinson Dr. Current regulations are required, with facemasks and social distancing.
William was born, November 22, 1928 to, Garrett and Myrtle Wynn Kunkel. He served during WW II, for the Navy, in the South Pacific.
After the military he worked for General Tire for 38 years. In his retirement he worked for Ash’s bartending and cooking. He enjoyed fishing, cooking was his way of showing love to his family and he always was up for having a good time.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 66 years, Annie Ruth Kunkel; Brother, Garrett Kunkel and Sister, Joyce Paine.
He is survived by his sons, Mike Kunkel and wife, Jennie, Gary Kunkel and wife, Alice and Dean Kunkel; grandchildren, Lauren Hamons and husband, Danny and Rebecca Herring and husband, Matt; great-grandchildren, Kylah, Chloe, Cora Lee, Dillon, Kendall and Gabrielle.
William’s family would like to send a final HELLO to all his family and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 1:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Winston & Gaye Dixon

Posted at 11:06am
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Rick Reyes

Posted at 04:57pm
Sending condolences to the family!
May he grill to his hearts content!
Miss all those backyard parties!

Alton Niswanger

Posted at 11:08pm
So very sorry for your family’s loss. I have many fond memories of Bill as a co worker at General Tire and family gatherings. We had a lot of laughs. Alton Niswanger

Webb family

Posted at 11:59am
Condolences from Shane -Brenda-Chelsea and Brenden.
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Bill & Jody Steakley

Posted at 10:22am
Dear Mike and family:
So sorry about your dad. He was one of kind. Always sharing fun and laughter.
Bill & Jody

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