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Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Carl Derris Kunkel III

November 29, 1960July 31, 2019
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Carl Derris Kunkel III, 58, of Amarillo passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

A celebration of Carl's life will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10am in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director's Pioneer Chapel; 5400 Bell Ave in Amarillo.

Carl was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 29, 1960 to Carl and Loreta (Weems) Kunkel. By trade, he was a mechanic. He worked as an automotive technician for the better part of 30 years with places such as Plains Chevrolet, Russell Buick, Village Cadillac, and One Stop Auto. He loved cars, his favorite probably being the Chevrolet Corvette. Among cars, he enjoyed music, foosball, and motorcycles.

Carl was preceded in death by his father, sister Jolynn Mashburn-Kunkel, stepfather Walt Shannon, nephew Sean Mashburn, and grandson Devin Alexander Davis. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother Loreta, children Carl D. Kunkel IV of Amarillo, Lance Kunkle and wife April of Broken Arrow, OK, Shawn Kunkel of College Station, TX; Cyndie McConnell and husband Mike and Missy Patterson and husband Matt all of Clearwater, FL. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; niece Rhonda McManiss and husband Gene, and his aunt Jean Weems

  • FAMILY

  • Loreta Weems Kunkel, Mother
  • Carl D. Kunkel IV, Son
  • Lance Kunkel, Son
  • April Kunkel, Daughter-in-law
  • Shawn Kunkel, Son
  • Cyndie McConnell, Daughter
  • Mike McConnell, Son-in-law
  • Missy Patterson, Daughter
  • Matt Patterson, Son-in-law
  • Rhonda McManiss, Niece
  • Gene McManiss, Nephew-in-law
  • Jean Weems, Aunt
  • Carl was preceded in death by his father, Carl Kunkel, sister Jolyn Mashburn-Kunkel, and grandson Devin Alexander Davis. He leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 3, 2019

Memories

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Mike Haynes

August 3, 2019

Our family is so sorry for your loss. You're in our prayers.

Jean Weems

August 1, 2019

Loreta and I as sister in laws , have grown very close as we haven gotten older, mostly through long telephone conversations, since I live in Denver. Derris held a special place in my heart.
I look forward to many more chats, Loreta.
I love you so much, Jean

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