Harold R KennyJune 6, 1939 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 78)
Harold Ray Kenny was born in Alvarado, Texas on June 6, 1939 and finished the race on October 6, 2017 at the age of 78 after battling cancer. He fought the good fight and is now with the Lord in a more comfortable place. Harold was an awesome dad, devoted husband and accomplished much during his lifetime. He spent his childhood years in Alvarado, was a key player on the football team, worked on the family farm and may have been known to borrow some locally grown produce from neighboring farms from time to time. Leaving home at the age of 18, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, completed boot camp in California, was stationed in Japan, and completed his GED before being medically discharged in 1960 for losing an eye. He then returned to Alvarado and began working as an electrician but had other ambitions. He completed his Associates of Applied Science Degree in 1977 and worked his way up from an electrician at the General Services Administration through the ranks to Buildings Manager in Houston, Texas responsible for managing a staff of over 100 people, not an easy task with a single eye. He retired from his professional career in 1997 and embarked upon an unexpected and more adventurous second career as a tour guide for Fantasy RV Tours until 2008. He enjoyed being on the open road behind the wheel of an RV with his soul mate and love of his life, Elaine Kenny who would have been married 40 years on October 7, 2017. They were blessed to have visited all fifty states plus Nova Scotia, Labrador, Newfoundland, Ireland, Spain, London, Germany, and Costa Rica. He is preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Bonnie Kenny; brother, Maurice Kenny; and first wife, Judith Moreland Kenny. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hale Kenny; sons, Greg Kenny and wife Dina from Midland, Texas, Todd Kenny and wife Christi from Dallas, Texas; step-daughter, Kim Philebaum and husband Gary from Newalla, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Bonnie and Emily Kenny from Dallas, Texas; sisters, Marie Pollard from Alvarado, Texas, Barbara Ard from Cleburne, Texas, and Betty Bryant from Cleburne, Texas. Visitation will be held on October 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Clayton Kay Vaughn Funeral Home located at 200 E. Patton, Alvarado, Texas 76009. Funeral services will be held on October 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 301 S. Spears, Alvarado, Texas 76009 with burial following at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado, Texas with military honors. The family extends a special thanks to Mission Hospice and Community Hospice for the care given during his final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either of the following: First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 364, Alvarado, Texas 76009 or Mission Hospice, 827 N. Main St, Cleburne, Texas 76033.