Kenneth Dale Hess, age 85, of Snyder, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at his residence in Snyder.
Funeral services for Mr. Hess will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with Rev. Loren Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Funeral Home.
Mr. Hess was born on May 7, 1925, to John Wesley and Nora (Barnett) Hess. He married Francis Marie Lewis on Dec. 2, 1945, at Pyron. She preceded him in death on March 16, 2005.
He was a retired farmer and a longtime member of the Hermleigh United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners and the Senior Citizen Center. Mr. Hess was a lifetime Scurry County resident having lived in the Hermleigh area until moving to Snyder a few years ago.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Bobby Beard of Snyder; two grandsons, Dale Marcus Beard of Frisco and David Beard and his wife Marci Lynn of Pyron; one sister, Mary Ward of Snyder; and one brother and sister-in-law, Forest and Norma Hess of Roscoe.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Hess was preceded in death by a brother, Orval Hess.