OBITUARY

Marvin "Tex" Kercho

March 25, 1924November 14, 2012

Marvin “Tex” Kercho passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at age eighty-eight. He is the son of an Eastern European Czech immigrant Martin Kercho and Mary Migl Kercho of Yoakum Texas. He gained the name “Tex” from friends and his fiancée while living in Washington DC after WWII. He recently celebrated 62 years of marriage with his wife and partner Barbara Jane Hummel Kercho, known as Bobbi. He was a loving and highly devoted father to three children: Karen Kercho of Houston, Craig M Kercho of Houston and Christopher Kercho, deceased. Born and raised in Yoakum Texas, he later graduated from Texas A & M University. He served as First Lt US Army in the South Pacific Theater during WWII. He had a long professional career as a sales management executive with the IBM Corporation with assignments along the eastern seaboard and later in Texas. During retirement his passions were ranching and volunteer work. Tex and Bobbi are founding members of Saint Thomas More Catholic Church in Austin. In 1980 Tex received the Medal of the Cross-for his service to the church from His Excellency Pope John Paul II.

In addition to his wife, children and many friends, his grandson Joshua Kercho of Fort Worth and his daughter in law Debra Kercho of Houston survive Tex. He is also survived by his sister Dorothy Kercho Garren and MC Garren of Richardson and their two children: Michael Garren married to Sandy Fails who live in Crested Butte Colorado and daughter Cynthia Winkelmann married to Michael Winkelmann who live in Jackson Mississippi.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery after the service.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 17, 2012
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Marvin "Tex" Kercho

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Geneva Forte

November 20, 2012

Tex was a special friend for many years! So sad to hear he's passed away. And sorry I never knew we had Czech heritage in common.

Robert Steichen

November 19, 2012

Bobbie, I have alway appreciated knowing "Tex" and considered him a good Friend. I learned of his death on Sunday at Church. Just know that he is in a wonderful place now and will be looking after You now!

Angie Zamarripa

November 18, 2012

Bobbi and family, We have been blessed in knowing Tex, for 28years or so.
We admired & respected him so much. Then,I realized that he had a reason for being so faithful and sharing,You,Bobbi,were "the wind beneath his wings." God Bless & our prayers,to you and your family

November 17, 2012

I treasure our time together as we followed your leadership in creating St thomas Parish. You inspired us all to build a worthy place to worship God.

Love

Clay

Jim & Kathy Boyle

November 17, 2012

It was an honor to know and work with Tex on St. Thomas More Church. He dedication and talents had no limits. Bobbi, our prayers and with you and your family.

VIVIAN & TOM JONES

November 17, 2012

BOBBIE:
WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THE MEMORIES OF YOU AND YOUR "TEX". WE ARE SORRY WE CANNOT BE WITH YOU BUT AGAIN PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
VIVIAN & TOM JONES

Buddy Stigler

November 16, 2012

Bobbi, Karen and Craig!
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate the life of Tex.

You truly have a lot to celebrate with a husband and dad like Tex. He left all of us with so many memories and his hard work and dedication to the church was outstanding.

Love,

The Stigler Family

November 16, 2012

Dear Bobbi: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please let us know if we can assist in any way. I am so sorry that we can not be there in person but we will continue to keep both you and Tex in our hearts. With deepest sympathy: Annemarie and Sonny Beattie

Sheryl Whited

November 16, 2012

Tex,

You were always larger than life and you had a story for every occasion. I enjoyed the pride you took in Josh's accomplishments as he grew up and I liked our phone conversations about him. Praise God that you are now pain-free and are home with Jesus!

November 16, 2012

Bobbi, you took such good care of your husband for the last few years, and now he is in the hands of the Lord. No more pain, no more worries, just pure peace and love. Tex was a lucky man with a beautiful bride and a wonderful family.
Laura Nye (Austin)