Kevin Barrett Koonce

July 31, 1967August 7, 2013

Kevin B. Koonce, 46, of Etoile, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. He was born on July 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas.

Kevin was a graduate of Woden High School and of Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a sweet and personable young man. He was a sharp shooter, outdoors man and a very big fan of rescuing dogs.

Mr. Koonce is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, Wylie D and Sarah Koonce, John T and Myrtle Lowery; uncles, Tom Lowery, David Koonce, Dean Koonce Wayne Koonce, James Koonce; aunts, Lucille Lazerine, Claudette Bowers; and cousin, Richard Leroy Mettlen.

Kevin is survived by his loving parents, Wylie Royce and Billie Nell Koonce of Etoile; aunts, Peggy Mettlen and husband Jimmy, Jennett Burgin; uncle, Neil Lowery and wife Elaine, aunt-in-law, Diane Lowery; cousins, Mike, David and Bradley Lowery, Tommy, Jody and Cory Lowery, Jimmy Mettlen ll and many other cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Etoile United Pentecostal Church located at 168 Highway 103 East in Etoile with Bro. Glenn Morton officiating. Interment will be at Blue Springs Cemetery in Etoile. Friends are invited to a visitation from 1-2:30 pm at the church on the day of the funeral service.

Memorial donations may be offered to Nacogdoches County Humane Society, P.O. Box 631244, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963-1244.

Online condolences may be offered at Funeral arrangements are under the direction and care of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors



  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 11, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2013


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Gaynell Lowery-Brown

August 13, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Kevin bring you comfort.

Edward LeBlanc

August 12, 2013

Sorry for your loss y'all are in my prayers.

Jane Ann Godsey

August 12, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss right now. Praying that God keeps his arms wrapped tightly around you right now and in the future.

Rebecca Meador-Wells

August 11, 2013

Billie and Royce, my heart aches for you during this time. I pray that God wraps you in his ever loving arms and brings you comfort. God knows the heart of all man, and he will never leave you or forsake you. I love you all.

Elizabeth Pinner Cunningham

August 11, 2013

Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family during your loss. May God be with you. Kevin will be missed. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this time.

Christy and Ronny Williams

August 11, 2013

so sorry to hear about kevins passing.

Jimmy & Peggy Mettlen

August 10, 2013

We will miss Kevin a lot. Our fondest memories of Kevin was playing 42 with him at "Ma and Pa's house on weekends. May God keep you both close and comfort you in this untimely loss.

Marshall Spinks

August 10, 2013

The Spinks family sends our deepest and most sincere condolences for this untimely loss. Prayers for family and friends affected by this tragedy.

Joan Lowery Quisenberry

August 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathies are with the two of you at this time of loss. My fondest memories of Kevin was as a young boy helping you at Safeway with the groceries and jogging on 103 as a young man. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at t his difficult time and we pray for God's strength to help.

August 9, 2013

I was very sorry to hear of Kevin's death. We hunted and fished together and went to Stephen F. Austin together many years ago. He will be missed. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family.